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Java Java Objects Creating the MVP Scrabble Tiles

Shareef Nuseibeh
Shareef Nuseibeh
5,270 Points

Please Help!! I'm STUCK.

What's wrong with this code? It's not running.

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) {
    // TODO: Add the tile to tiles
tiles += tile;

   public boolean hasTile(char tile) {
    // TODO: Determine if user has the tile passed in
    if (tiles.indexOf(tile) >= 0) {
    return true;
} else {
    return false;


1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,788 Points

Your code is technically correct, but it's not done in the way the challenge is asking for. For this code, you get this response: "Bummer: While you could definitely solve this using an if statement, try returning the result of the expression."

Just simplify the method by directly returning the result of the comparison you are already using in the "if" statement.