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Java Java Objects Creating the MVP Counting Scrabble Tiles

Now in your new method, have it return a number representing the count of tiles that match the letter that was passed in

whats wrong with my code

ScrabblePlayer.java
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 int getTileCount(char letter){
    int count = 0;

    for (char letters : tiles.toCharArray()) {
      if (letters == letter){
      //counter ++;
        count = letters.getCountOfLetter(letter);
      } 
    }
    return count;
   }


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

  public static void main(String[] args) {
    ScrabblePlayer player1 = new ScrabblePlayer();
    player1.addTile('d');
    player1.addTile('d');
    player1.addTile('p');
    player1.addTile('e');
    player1.addTile('l');
    player1.addTile('u');

    ScrabblePlayer player2 = new ScrabblePlayer();
    player2.addTile('z');
    player2.addTile('z');
    player2.addTile('y');
    player2.addTile('f');
    player2.addTile('u');
    player2.addTile('z');

    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');
  }
}

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
220,451 Points

It looks like you had the right idea but commented it out. But the variable name should be "count" instead of "counter".

The other line added after the comment doesn't make sense, you can use the "preview" button to see the compiler messages about it. But you can simply remove it when you put the increment back in.

okay i was now bit frusTRATED bt i checkedf it it was corected, thank you sp much