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do we access the private instance variables of super class from sub class methods?
 
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No. That's what 'protected' is for. With 'private', you have no access from a subclass.
 
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You can always use the getXXX methods for access to them. Beware: if whoever wrote the superclass wanted the fields private, there was probably a good reason for that.
 
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And why didn't you try it out? That way you'll learn much more then from asking us.
 
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