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Help needed making a String, which has all the letters in the rack (Scrabble game)

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#1 BobbyRedSox28

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 12:58 PM

I have managed to complete the first part asking to create a method, countLetters. It is the second part, make a String, rackString, which has all the letters in the rack, that I am having difficulty with. Can anybody point me in the right direction. I have included my attempt at a solution, but it seems to be incorrect. The code compiles without error, but in the terminal window, every time I input a word it reads, the word you chose doesn't work with your rack.
<pre>
public static boolean validWord(String word, Tile [] rack)
    {
        // first make a countLetters method below this method
        // that takes a char and a String and returns the number 
        // of times the char value appears in the String. 
        //   See exercise 20 in assessment 8 for a solution to countLetters. 
        
        // then, make a String, rackString, which has all the letters 
        //   in the rack
        String rackString = new String();
        
        
        
        // then, make a for loop that goes through all the letters in 
        //   String word
        for (int k = 0; k < word.length(); k++)
        
            if (word.length() > rackString.length())
            {
                return false;
            }
            return true;
        }
</pre>


#2 WingedPanther73

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 04:15 AM

Can you clarify what you mean by "has all the letters in the rack"?


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