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Thread: trouble finding object

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    Default trouble finding object

    public class PoliceOfficer
    {
    String officerName;
    double badgeNumber;
    ParkedCar carInfo;
    ParkingMeter meter;
    double timeParked;
    double timePurchased;
     
     
    //constructor to get name and badge number
    PoliceOfficer(String name,double number,ParkedCar car,ParkingMeter met)
    {
    officerName=name;
    badgeNumber=number;
    carInfo=car;
    meter=met;
     
    }
     
     
    public ParkingTicket ticketTest()
    {
    if(carInfo.getMinutesParked()>meter.getMinutesPurchased())
    {
    ParkingTicket ticket=new ParkingTicket(carInfo.getMinutesParked(),meter.getMinutesPurchased(),carInfo);
    }
    return ticket;
    }
     
     
    public String toString()
         { 
             String str=" "+ticketTest()+" the officers name and badge number are "+officerName+" and "+badgeNumber;
             return str;
          }

    public class ParkingTicket
    {
    private double minutesParked;
    private double minutesPurchased;
    double fineAmount=25;
    ParkedCar carInfo;
    //constructor to get car and meter data
    ParkingTicket(double parked, double purchased,ParkedCar car)
    {
    minutesParked=parked;
    minutesPurchased=purchased;
    carInfo=car;
    }
     
    //method to return the fine amount
    public double getFineAmount()
    {
    for(double i=minutesParked;i<minutesPurchased;i++)
    {
    fineAmount=fineAmount+10;
    }
    return fineAmount;
    }
     
    public String toString()
          {
             String str=carInfo+" your fine amount is "+getFineAmount();
             return str;
          }
     
     
     
    }
    My error message tells me that in the police officer class it can not find ticket where it says "return ticket" inside the ticketTest method
    thanks


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    Default Re: trouble finding object

    Please copy the full text of the error message and paste it here.

    Where is the variable ticket defined?
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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