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

Totally Lost on ScrablePlayer Challenge !!

Need some help with the 'For Each loop' implementation in this challenge.

ScrabblePlayer.java
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;
  }
}

1 Answer

Hi Shivang,

Let's start by making the getTileCount method signature. Since it's going to return a count, we'll set the return value as an int.

public int getTileCount(char tile) {
}

We want to return a count of the number of tiles a player has that matches the given tile.

public int getTileCount(char tile) {
  int count = 0;
  // for each letter in mHand
  //    if letter matches tile
  //      increment count
  return count;
}

If you need a refresher on setting up the for ... each loop, at about 1:08 in the video Current Progress, Craig explains how to do this.

Hope this helps,

Cheers