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Chapter 5

Writing Classes

5.6 Writing Methods

Recap: The Method Header

Passing a Primitive Value

Passing an Object Value

Access to Private Data and Methods

Triangle Class

Baseball Player Class

Check Your Understanding

  1. Invalid Answer

Exercise: Distance Conversions

Vocabulary

Term Definition
object.instanceVariable Instance variables can be accessed directly by using the reference variable name + . + the instance variable name. This only works within the class file if the instance variables are set to private.