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Thread: help please

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    Default help please

    Now we want to return the age of the oldest kid rather than the name of the oldest kid, using a method called howOld. Your job is to complete the change so that the new method, howOld, properly returns the age of the oldest Infant.

    public String oldest(Infant[] kids){
      int oldAge = kids[0].getAge();
      int oldWho = 0; // position of oldest so far
      for (int who = 1; who < kids.length; who++)
      {
        if (kids[who].getAge() > oldAge){
          oldAge = kids[who].getAge();
          oldWho = who;
        }
      }
      return kids[oldWho].getName();
    }

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    Default Re: help please

    And what exactly is the problem? Have you tried to write the method 'howOld'?