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Java Java Objects (Retired) Creating the MVP For Each Loop

This goes back and forth...

So i'm trying to do this challenge, with the public int getTileCount(char tile) section. In my for each loop, it complains that using the word "tile" is a bad initializer for the loop. What am I supposed to be using?

public class ScrabblePlayer {
  private String mHand;
  public ScrabblePlayer() {
    mHand = "";

  public String getHand() {
   return mHand;

  public void addTile(char tile) {
    // Adds the tile to the hand of the player
    mHand += tile;

  public boolean hasTile(char tile) {
   return mHand.indexOf(tile) > -1;
  public int getTileCount(char tile){
    int count = 0;
    for (tile : mHand.toCharArray()){
      count += 1;

    return count;

1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

I'll give you a hint. The tile variable holds a character... just a single character. I posted a fairly detailed solution and explanation to this here. Take a look if you need to! :sparkles: