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Java Java Objects Creating the MVP Scrabble Tiles

Joshua Salas
Joshua Salas
732 Points

Stuck, Not to sure if they want me to use if expression

Stuck, Not to sure if they want me to use if expression

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
 return tiles.indexOf(tile) >= 0)


1 Answer

David Moody
David Moody
19,302 Points

No, they do not want an if statement. They want what you are doing. I just ran it through the challenge. I changed the code to this:

return tiles.indexOf(tile) > -1;

That worked. It is possible, though, that the only problem with your statement is that you have a parenthesis where you should have a semicolon. >= 0 should work, but the > -1 definitely does.

Jennifer Nordell
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Hi, David! I took the liberty of changing your comment to an answer. Besides marking the question as answered in the forums, it also has the benefit of allowing people to vote on your answer and possible assignment of "Best Answer". Thanks for helping out in the Community! :sparkles: