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PHP Object-Oriented PHP Basics (Retired) Inheritance, Interfaces, and Exceptions Final Challenge

Step 2 of Inheritance Interfaces and Exceptions Final Challenge

"Create a constructor for the Trout class with three parameters in order: $name, $flavor, $record. Call out parent constructor inside the new constructor."

I'm confused with this portion. I thought I added the correct keywords, etc. on the right places, making sure they all end with a semicolon and yet it's still telling me that I got it wrong. Am I missing something here? If so, then I've failed to understand the whole inheritance/child class lesson altogether. Please help?


class Fish
    public $common_name;
    public $flavor;
    public $record_weight;

    function __construct($name, $flavor, $record) {
        $this->common_name = $name;
        $this->flavor = $flavor;
        $this->record_weight = $record;

    public function getInfo() {
        $output  = "The {$this->common_name} is an awesome fish. ";
        $output .= "It is very {$this->flavor} when eaten. ";
        $output .= "Currently the world record {$this->common_name} weighed {$this->record_weight}.";
        return $output;
class Trout extends Fish {
    function __construct($name, $flavor, $record); {
       parent::__construct($name, $flavor, $record);



1 Answer

Seth Kroger
Seth Kroger
56,405 Points

This line here with the function definition:

    function __construct($name, $flavor, $record); {

There isn't supposed to by a semicolon.

I really do need to learn when I can and can't use a semicolon. Small things like these can really ruin your entire program. Thank you for the catch. :)