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Java Java Objects (Retired) Creating the MVP Comparing Characters

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public class ConferenceRegistrationAssistant {

  public int getLineFor(String lastName) {
    /* If the last name is between A thru M send them to line 1
       Otherwise send them to line 2 */
    int line = 0;
    String line1 = " ";
    String line2 = " ";
    char name;
    char divider = 'N';
    name = lastName.toUpperCase().charAt(0);
    if (name < divider) {
      line1 +=  name;
      return line1;   
    } else {
      line2 += name;
      return line2; }


2 Answers

In the program, the variable line is an int so you need to either set the value of line = 1 if the first character of the lastName is A-M or set line = 2 if the first character of lastName is N-Z.

You do not want to use the String variables line1 or line2 in this problem. You want to return an int.