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Ruby Ruby Objects and Classes Build a Bank Account Class Implement the balance Method

Patrick Shushereba
Patrick Shushereba
10,911 Points

Ruby Bank Account Balance Method

I'm not sure what's wrong with my balance method. The interpreter isn't really giving me feedback, it's just asking me to try again.

class BankAccount
  attr_reader :name

  def initialize(name)
    @name = name
    @transactions = []
    add_transaction("Beginning Balance", 0)

  def debit(description, amount)
    add_transaction(description, -amount)

  def credit(description, amount)
    add_transaction(description, amount)

  def add_transaction(description, amount)
    @transactions.push(description: description, amount: amount)
  def balance()
    balance = 0
    @transactions.each do |transaction| 
      balance += transaction
      return balance

1 Answer

Justin Horner
Justin Horner
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Hello Patrick,

In your balance method you need to access the amount value from the transaction hash using :amount. Your code is currently trying to add an array to a Fixnum.

Accessing the amount value would look like this.

balance += transaction[:amount]

I hope this helps.