PRG 218 Week 5 Individual Assignment Inheritance and Data Protection
Instructions: One of the capabilities that makes object-oriented programming so powerful is inheritance because it allows programmers to model real world relationships. Answer the following two questions in a Microsoft® Word document:
- What are the benefits of inheriting one or more derived classes from a base class? What are the drawbacks?
- The base class PatientRecord contains a variable X declared as private, a variable Y declared as protected, and a variable Z declared as public. The classes Insured PatientRecord and Uninsured Patient Record both derive from PatientRecord. Which of the base class's variables, if any, can the derived classes access? Why? Name the document PRG215_Week5_Worksheet_YourName.docx. Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab. The Grading Guide for this assignment is available.
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