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

Stuck on Final Challenge of 'Object-Oriented PHP Basics'

I'm not sure what's not working here, but I'm on the step of adding a getInfo() method to the Trout class and having it return a string. I'm a little confused as to what could be wrong. Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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 {
    public $species;

   function __construct($name, $flavor, $record, $species){
       parent::__construct($name, $flavor, $record);
       $this->species = $species;

  public function getInfo(){
      return $this->species . " " . $this->common_name . " tastes " . $this->flavor . ". The record " . $this->species . " " . $this->common_name . " weighed " . $this->record_weight;

$brook_trout = new Trout("Trout", "Delicious", "14 pounds 8 ounces", "Brook");

echo $trout->getInfo();


1 Answer

OMG! I figured it out. I was too many steps ahead. I needed to wait until the next step to echo it out:

echo $brook_trout->getInfo();