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    Question Homework help plz!!!

    I'm doing an assignment that has multiple classes that inherit from one another. That part I get, and the majority of my code is correct as I spoke to my prof and went over what I had at the time. The problem I'm having now is making sure the code I'm adding to is correct according to what she's asking for.



    public class CreditStudent extends Student {
     
    //(These are the instructions) override totalCredits so that only credits from classes the student passed are counted
     
    @Override
        public int totalCredits() {
            int j = 0;
            for (int i = 0; i < firstEmpty; i++) {
                Student S1 = new Student();
              j += S1.Course[i].getCredits();  
            } 
          return j;
        }

    I want to make sure that my code says that only the credits the student has taken are being counted...am I missing something? If so, what am I missing...thanks in advance!


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    Default Re: Homework help plz!!!

    what am I missing
    Please explain why you think something is missing. Is the output wrong?
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    Default Re: Homework help plz!!!

    no the output isn't missing...I don't think anyway...I just wanted to make sure that the IDEA behind the coding is correct lol...I like to plan ahead you know lol

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    Default Re: Homework help plz!!!

    just wanted to make sure that the IDEA behind the coding is correct
    What is the IDEA behind the code that was posted? Do you have a list of steps the code is supposed to do to solve the problem?
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    The IDEA of the code is to override totalCredits so that only credits from classes the student passed are counted...I think I need an if statement since it's a conditional right? I already have my instance var for all the other stuff from the other Classes needed

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    only credits from classes the student passed are counted.
    What are the steps the code must take to do that?
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    I think that's what we need to figure out lol...I have the all the other classes since the basis of the lesson is inheritance and how they work and what not. I have my passed method in another class but it's not the one that's inherited to this class...because those are the instructions she stipulated am I making sense? Because if you really need me to, than I'll of course POST all the classes and ALL the code that I have for the assignment

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    If you are working on the totalCredits() method now, there probably isn't any need to post the other code.
    What is the method supposed to return? How does it find/compute that value?
    Where are the values that are to be summed? Are all of the values to be added to the sum or only some of them?

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    Ok...I'll consider and work through the questions you asked...maybe that will help I can certainly leave as is and when I run the file see what happens...Thx for your help Norm

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