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Java Java Objects Harnessing the Power of Objects Changing State

Jeremy Ongko
Jeremy Ongko
2,559 Points

Why am i throwing an error when including String before the method barCount?

removing it fixes the error but why does it show up in the first place?

class GoKart {
  public static final int MAX_BARS = 8;
  private String color;
  private int barCount;

  private void String barcount(){
   barCount = MAX_BARS;

  public GoKart(String color) {
    this.color = color;

  public String getColor() {
    return color;

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,018 Points

Both "void" and "String" are declarations of return type. Using both is contradictory, like saying "this method returns nothing and it returns a String".

So it's a syntax error to have more than one return type in the declaration.