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prerna boja
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Joined: Aug 19, 2004
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Hi all,

I have posted this topic before ,but nobody helped me out. Please help me out...........
I am not sure how to go about . Can anyone please explain me how go with the convertYards() method.SO tht the value passed is converted to type Distances(newyard).

Q : Convert a feet variable of type Test. For example ,6002 feet is converted to 2feet,240 yards,1mile.

Mark Spritzler

Joined: Feb 05, 2001
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I think you will want to add setters and getters to set and get the feet, yards and miles, because when you pass a Distances class, you will not be able to see those instance variables.


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marc weber

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Note: The getter and setter methods that Mark suggested are public methods that access private fields. For example...

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You might also want a constructor that accepts these parameters. That is, Distance(int mi, int yd, int ft){...}.

Now, to be clear... Are you looking for a method that will take yards as input, and return (a reference to) a new instance of Distance that will have the input value expressed as miles, yards, and feet? For example, you call convertYards(1770L); and it returns a new Distance object in which miles = 1, yards = 3, and feet = 1?

If so, then this should get you started: The method will need to divide the long argument by YARDS_IN_MILE and truncate to get miles as an int. Then take the remainder of that division and...

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