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Thread: simple tourney simulator question

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    Default simple tourney simulator question

    I am trying to make a simple tournament simulator that calls for the user to input team names and ability of the team from 1-100 and then plays a round robin tournament between them where each team plays the other twice. The games are played by generating a random number from 0-sum of the two teams abilities and if it is below the first team that team is the winner.

    import java.util.Scanner;
    public class tourney {
    	public static void main(String[] args) {
            Scanner input = new Scanner(System.in);
            System.out.print("Please enter the number of teams: ");
            int teamsCount = input.nextInt();
    	for (int i = 0; i < teamsCount; ++i) {
                System.out.print("Please enter the name of the team (without spaces): ");
                String name = input.next();
                System.out.print("Please enter the strength of the team (1 - 100): ");
                int strength = input.nextInt();
    class Team {
        // The name of the team
        private String name;
        // The strength of the team
        private int strength;
        // Constructor, which takes name and strength of the team
        Team(String name, int strength) {
            this.name = name;
            this.strength = strength;
        // The method to get the name of the team
        public String getName() {
            return name;
        // Get the strength of the team
        public int getStrength() {
            return strength;
        // Play a game between the current team (the one, for which this method is called)
        // In other words the first team is this team, the other team is provided as a parameter
        public boolean playGame(Team anotherTeam) {

    I realize I will have to make a whole other class for tournament but right now I am struggling on just playing the games. I figure I will use a (int)(Math.random * (ability1stteam + ability2ndteam). From the class Team, I understand how to call the first values but will I need to create a whole other class to be able to call the team name and strength from the other team or how would I go about this?

    Thanks for any help that can be provided.

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    Default Re: simple tourney simulator question

    I'm not exactly sure what your question is, but what happened when you tried the approach you described?

    Hint: try creating a function in your tourney class (which really should be Tourney) that creates a Team and prints out the Team's information. Don't worry about the actual tournament until you have that bit done.
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