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Java Java Objects (Retired) Harnessing the Power of Objects Throwing Exceptions

Not sure how to set the bar count to 0 on the drive method.

Where is this program failing?

GoKart.java
public class GoKart {
  public static final int MAX_BARS = 8;
  private String mColor;
  private int mBarsCount;

  public GoKart(String color) {
    mColor = color;
    mBarsCount = 0;
  }

  public String getColor() {
    return mColor;
  }

  public void drive() {
    drive(1);
    if{mBarsCount =< 0) {
    throw new IllegalArgumentException("Not enough battery remains");
    }
  }

  public void drive(int laps) {
    // Other driving code omitted for clarity purposes
    mBarsCount -= laps;
  }

  public void charge() {
    while (!isFullyCharged()) {
      mBarsCount++;
    }
  }

  public boolean isBatteryEmpty() {
    return mBarsCount == 0;
  }

  public boolean isFullyCharged() {
    return mBarsCount == MAX_BARS;
  }

}

1 Answer

Michael Hess
Michael Hess
24,511 Points

Hi Pierce,

In this problem it wants us to throw an illegal argument exception if the number of laps exceeds the battery charge level. The illegal argument exception should read "Not enough battery remains"

public void drive(int laps) {
    // Other driving code omitted for clarity purposes
      if (laps > mBarsCount){
         throw new IllegalArgumentException ("Not enough battery remains");
       }
           mBarsCount -= laps;

   }  

We can accomplish this by making an if-statement that tests if the laps exceeds the number of battery bars. If the laps exceeds the bars count an illegal argument exception is thrown.

If the bars count exceeds the number of laps, mbarsCount is decremented by 1 lap.

The finished product should look like:

public class GoKart {
  public static final int MAX_BARS = 8;
  private String mColor;
  private int mBarsCount;

  public GoKart(String color) {
    mColor = color;
    mBarsCount = 0;
  }

  public String getColor() {
    return mColor;
  }

  public void drive() {
    drive(1);
  }

  public void drive(int laps) {
    // Other driving code omitted for clarity purposes
      if (laps > mBarsCount){
         throw new IllegalArgumentException ("Not enough battery remains");
       }
           mBarsCount -= laps;

   }  

  public void charge() {
    while (!isFullyCharged()) {
      mBarsCount++;
    }
  }

  public boolean isBatteryEmpty() {
    return mBarsCount == 0;
  }

  public boolean isFullyCharged() {
    return mBarsCount == MAX_BARS;
  }

}

If you have any other questions go ahead and shout them out! Hope this helps!