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Java Java Objects Creating the MVP Remaining Characters

Mary Deppisch
Mary Deppisch
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Stuck on Part 2 of 2 Remaining Objects No matter how I try I can't get this one.

This seems like it should be very similar to the getRemainingTries() method in the video. No matter if I try Tweet.length or text.length I get a compiler error.

public class Tweet {
  private String text;
  public static final int MAX_CHARS = 140;
  public Tweet(String text) {
    this.text = text;

  public String getText() {
    return text;

  public void setText(String text) {
    this.text = text;

  public int getRemainingCharacterCount(){
    int getRemainingCharacterCount = MAX_CHARS - Tweet.length;
    return getRemainingCharacterCount;

2 Answers

Hi Mary,

You were close with text.length but you need a set of parentheses after length