CSC 275 Assignment 1

As I was on a hike the other day I came across a small child in the woods. He told me his life story, with special mention of his disabled sister who loves flowers, and asked me for a favor.

He wanted a way to organize the flowers that he picks for her each day and perform a few basic tasks with them, along with a few restrictions. It is our goal to help him out!

• He can only carry 25 flowers as adding any more causes many of them to become crushed.

• He should be able to add and remove flowers by using their name.

• He needs to be able to search for a specific type of flower in his pack in case his sister has a special request.

• He needs to be able to sort flowers by their names alphabetically in ascending order (A-Z)

• He needs to show how many of each flower he has in his pack.

Now, I have started a simple program which will serve as guidance for you, please help me finish it. (Please don’t modify the code that I give you, just add your code where required)

import java.util.Scanner;

public class Assignment01Driver {

public static void main(String[] args){

new Assignment01Driver ();


// This will act as our program switchboard

public Assignment01Driver (){

Scanner input = new Scanner(;

String[] flowerPack = new String[25];

System.out.println("Welcome to my flower pack interface.");

System.out.println("Please select a number from the options below");



// Give the user a list of their options

System.out.println("1: Add an item to the pack.");

System.out.println("2: Remove an item from the pack.");

System.out.println("3: Sort the contents of the pack.");

System.out.println("4: Search for a flower.");

System.out.println("5: Display the flowers in the pack.");

System.out.println("0: Exit the flower pack interfact.");

// Get the user input

int userChoice = input.nextInt();


case 1:



case 2:



case 3:



case 4:



case 5:



case 0:

System.out.println("Thank you for using the flower pack interface. See you again soon!");





private void addFlower(String flowerPack[]) {

// TODO: Add a flower that is specified by the user


private void removeFlower(String flowerPack[]) {

// TODO: Remove a flower that is specified by the user


private void sortFlowers(String flowerPack[]) {

// TODO: Sort the flowers in the pack (No need to display them here) - Use Selection or Insertion sorts

// NOTE: Special care is needed when dealing with strings! research the compareTo() method with strings


private void searchFlowers(String flowerPack[]) {

// TODO: Search for a user specified flower


private void displayFlowers(String flowerPack[]) {

// TODO: Display only the unique flowers along with a count of any duplicates


* For example it should say

* Roses - 7

* Daffodils - 3

* Violets - 5



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