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Unformatted text preview: 15-121 FALL 2009 [CORTINA]LAB 0: Review of Java BasicsEXERCISESIn the game of Scrabble, players create words on a crossword puzzle grid using letter tiles. Each letter tile has a value: Players can also use a blank tile (worth 0 points) to substitute for any letter. The score for a word is the sum of the values of the letter tiles. 1. Write a simple Java program that prompts the user to enter a word and outputs the Scrabble score for that word, based on the point values of the letters only. A blank tile should be entered as an asterisk (*). For this part, you may assume that the input word is valid and consists of only lowercase letters. In your solution, you should include a method that returns the Scrabble point value of a given character. If the character is not a letter, return 0. Try to write your method so you don't test for each letter individually, using an ifor switchstatement. HINT: Set up an array to hold all of the letter scores, and then use the position of each letter in the alphabet to extract out the corresponding score...
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This note was uploaded on 12/19/2009 for the course CS 121 taught by Professor Reid-miller during the Spring '09 term at Carnegie Mellon.
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