GameState free response problem from the 2007 AP Computer Science A Exam

GameState is #4 from the from the 2007 AP Computer Science A Free Response problems.

Part (a) RandomPlayer class

public class RandomPlayer extends Player
    public RandomPlayer(String name)
    public String getNextMove(GameState state)
        ArrayList<String> moves = state.getCurrentMoves();
        if(moves.size() == 0)
            return "no move";
        int index = (int) (Math.random() * moves.size());
        return moves.get(index);

See Class writing order for a technique to respond to AP CS FR that request an entire class.

See Inheritance and polymorphism for details including how to write subclasses.

Part (b) play method

public void play()
    System.out.println(state); // automatically runs toString
    while( ! state.isGameOver() )
        Player player = state.getCurrentPlayer();
        String move = player.getNextMove(state);
        System.out.println(player.getName() + " " + move);
    Player winner = state.getWinner();
    if(winner != null)
        System.out.println(winner.getName() + " wins");
        System.out.println("Game ends in a draw");

For more on working with Math.random() see Generating numbers with Math.random().

2007 AP CS Exam Free Response Solutions


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