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Java Java Objects Creating the MVP Conference Registration Assistant

why is it saying that its applying names to the wrong line numbers

for some reason it wont recognise that ive put the 'n' and 'm' chars at <= or >= and it says that i havent... theres no other way i can write this code... can someone tell me whats going on here.... this task is just too hard and i'm starting to think i'm just out of my league here.. why is this task so much harder than the previous.. i cant see how i'm ever going to be able solve problems this difficult this early into learning coding

ConferenceRegistrationAssistant.java
public class ConferenceRegistrationAssistant {

  /**
   * Assists in guiding people to the proper line based on their last name.
   *
   * @param lastName The person's last name
   * @return The line number based on the first letter of lastName
   */
  public int getLineNumberFor(String lastName) {
    int lineNumber = 0;
    /*
      lineNumber should be set based on the first character of the person's last name*/
      char getLetter = lastName.charAt(0);
    /*  Line 1 - A thru M*/
        if (getLetter >= 'a' && getLetter <= 'm') {
            lineNumber = 1;
        }
        if (getLetter >= 'n' && getLetter <= 'z') {
            lineNumber = 2;
        }
    /*  Line 2 - N thru Z*/


    return lineNumber;
  }

}
Example.java
public class Example {

  public static void main(String[] args) {
    /*
      IMPORTANT:  You can compare characters using <, >. <=, >= and == just like numbers
     */
    if ('C' < 'D') {
      System.out.println("C comes before D");
    }

    if ('B' > 'A') {
      System.out.println("B comes after A");
    }

    if ('E' >= 'E') {
      System.out.println("E is equal to or comes after E");
    }

    // This code is here for demonstration purposes only...
    ConferenceRegistrationAssistant assistant = new ConferenceRegistrationAssistant();
    /*
      Remember that there are 2 lines.
      Line #1 is for A-M
      Line #2 is for N-Z
     */
    int lineNumber = 0;
    /*
      This should set lineNumber to 2 because
      The last name is Zimmerman which starts with a Z.
      Therefore it is between N-Z
     */
    lineNumber = assistant.getLineNumberFor("Zimmerman");

    /*
      This method call should set lineNumber to 1, because 'A' from "Anderson" is between A-M.
     */
    lineNumber = assistant.getLineNumberFor("Anderson");

    /*
      Likewise Charlie Brown's 'B' is between 'A' and 'M', so lineNumber should be set to 1
     */
    lineNumber = assistant.getLineNumberFor("Brown");
  }

}
Mathew Tran
Mathew Tran
Courses Plus Student 10,205 Points

You are really close to solving this! Definitely not out of your league.

Note that the ascii value for b(98) is not equal to B(66)

http://www.kerryr.net/pioneers/ascii2.htm

You will either have to account for upper and lower case OR you can force casing to the parameters you supply in your function definition.

Good Luck!

Matt