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Java Java Objects Creating the MVP Counting Scrabble Tiles

Vitaly Gorelik
Vitaly Gorelik
621 Points

new method

the question is: Challenge Task 1 of 2

Okay, so I need to count how many occurrences of a a specific letter is in the player's tiles. Let's build that over a couple of steps. I've added some example use cases in Example.java

Create a new method named getCountOfLetter that returns an int, and requires a parameter of type char named letter. For this task, just make it return 0.

i dont understand what i did wrong

public class ScrabblePlayer {
  // A String representing all of the tiles that this player has
  private String tiles;

  public ScrabblePlayer() {
    tiles = "";

  public String getTiles() {
    return tiles;

  public void addTile(char tile) {
    tiles += tile;

  public boolean hasTile(char tile) {
    return tiles.indexOf(tile) != -1;
  public getCountOfLetter(char letter) {
    int howMany = letter.indexOf(tiles) ;
    return howMany;

// This code is here for example purposes only
public class Example {

  public static void main(String[] args) {
    ScrabblePlayer player1 = new ScrabblePlayer();

    ScrabblePlayer player2 = new ScrabblePlayer();

    int count = 0;
    // This would set count to 1 because player1 has 1 'p' tile in her collection of tiles
    count = player1.getCountOfLetter('p');
    // This would set count to 2 because player1 has 2 'd'' tiles in her collection of tiles
    count = player1.getCountOfLetter('d');
    // This would set 0, because there isn't an 'a' tile in player1's tiles
    count = player1.getCountOfLetter('a');

    // This will return 3 because player2 has 3 'z' tiles in his collection of tiles
    count = player2.getCountOfLetter('z');
    // This will return 1 because player2 has 1 'f' tiles in his collection of tiles
    count = player2.getCountOfLetter('f');

1 Answer

Melodie 1
Melodie 1
3,931 Points

public getCountOfLetter(char letter) { int howMany = letter.indexOf(tiles) ; return howMany;

} that's not what you're supposed to do , try this :

public int getCountOfLetter(char letter){ return 0 ; }