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Java Java Objects Creating the MVP Scrabble Tiles

[SOLVED] I've had a go at the exercise but can't seem to figure out how I am meant to construct it.

I've used If statement method and its telling me to use another way on executing the code, telling me to output the result of the expression......

Please help I have no idea on how to tackle this problem. It's probably something silly that has crossed my mind.

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
    boolean tilePassed = tiles.indexOf(tile) != -1;

    if (tilePassed) {
      tilePassed = true;

    } else {
      tilePassed = false;
          return tilePassed;


I've managed to scroll through various posts with people with the same problem. I was able to find what I was looking for and completed the problem. I was over complicating the way I did it. Thanks.

For reference - https://teamtreehouse.com/community/i-need-help-with-task-2-i-give-out-best-answers

1 Answer

Hi there,

You've done this!!

Your expression, tiles.indexOf(tile) != -1; evaluates to true or false. Just return that!

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