I solved the problem but am puzzling over something. The given code calls the addPrice() method twice, once on apple instance: apple.addPrice(50);, and once on apple2 instance: apple2.addPrice(100);. I am uncertain what exactly is going on here with the dot operator being used to call a static method on an instance of a class, as opposed to a Class itself, for example: Apple.addPrice();. If you substitute class name Apple in, instead of apple and apple2, the code works, and it seems clear to me why that does work--it is simply calling the addPrice method from Apple class. But I am not clear on exactly what is happening in the case of <object> dot < static method name>....the lecture did not cover this particular case.
apple.addPrice() vs. Apple.addPrice?
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12 January 2019, 20:33
Static class properties are shared between all objects of that class (or inherited classes), and can be called by individual objects or the class itself.
7 April 2019, 13:30
Not the original poster but thanks anyway! This is the important part of information that I had missed! Now it all make sense!