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Java Java Objects (Retired) Creating the MVP Comparing Characters

where is the mistake please

line 6

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 */
    if (lastName.charAt(0) < 'M') {
     int line = 1;
    } else {
     int line = 2;
    int line = 0;
    return line;


1 Answer

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,404 Points

This issue is in Line 11, where you redefine line to 0, just before the return

    int line = 0;
    return line;

The int line = 0; needs to be moved before the if statement. Be careful to watch for the error "variable line is already defined in method" caused by redefining int line.