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Java Java Objects Creating the MVP Current Progress

the name of the puzzle word is not hidden from the user

private String answer; private String hits; private String misses;

public Game(String answer) { this.answer = answer; hits = ""; misses = ""; }

public boolean applyGuess(char letter){

boolean isHit = answer.indexOf(letter) != -1; if (isHit){ hits += letter;

}else {
misses += letter;
return isHit;


public String getCurrentProgress(){
    String progress = "";
    for (char letter : answer.toCharArray()){
    char display = '-';
        if (hits.indexOf(letter) != 1){
            display = letter;
        progress += display;
    return progress;


the prompter class

import java.util.Scanner;

class Prompter { private Game game;

public Prompter(Game game){
    this.game = game;

public boolean promptForGuess(){
    Scanner scanner = new Scanner(System.in);
    System.out.print("Enter a letter:  ");
    String guessInput = scanner.nextLine();
    char guess = guessInput.charAt(0);
    return game.applyGuess(guess);

public void displayProgress(){
    System.out.printf("Try to solve:    %s%n",


the hangman class

public class Hangman {

public static void main(String[] args) { // Your incredible code goes here... Game game = new Game("treehouse"); Prompter prompter = new Prompter(game); prompter.displayProgress(); boolean isHit = prompter.promptForGuess(); if(isHit){ System.out.println ("We gott a hit"); }else{ System.out.println("oops missed"); } prompter.displayProgress(); } }

Teacher Russell
Teacher Russell
16,873 Points

It'll help if you show a snapshot of your workspace in the future, but this one is easy enough I believe. if(hits.indexOf(letter) != -1) You have 1. That's at least one problem!:)

thank you

1 Answer

thanks that worked

Teacher Russell
Teacher Russell
16,873 Points

No problem:) It's so often something as simple as that. Sometimes a fresh pair of eyes can see it quickly.