Help with a fractions program
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poly

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2003 9:33 pm Post subject: Help with a fractions program 


Hey guys, Im pretty new to turing and new to these boards and I am in need of help for a program that we wrote in class the other day. The teacher handed us a few problems and told us to write them up, we didnt have to, but they were extra practice. Anywho I got stumped on this one question. What we need to do is write a program (in turing of coarse) that will add 2 fractions that the user inputs and than outputs the answer. well that was easy, heres my code for it
code:  % All the program variables
var fTop, fBottom, sTop, sBottom : int
% Now getting the 2 fractions from user
put "Enter the first fraction (enter Numerator, space, enter denominator) " ..
get fTop, fBottom
put "Enter the second fraction (enter Numerator, space, enter denominator) " ..
get sTop, sBottom
% Spacer
put ""
% This will show the user their 2 fractions with a '+' between the 2
put fTop, "/", fBottom, " + ", sTop, "/", sBottom
% This will add the 2 fractions and output answer
put "= ", (fTop * sBottom) + (sTop * fBottom), "/", (fBottom * sBottom)

so say the user inputs 3/4 and 5/12 it would look like...
3/4 + 5/12 = 56/48
Now how would I write something to round the fraction? would i use IF statement... could somebody (if you have some free time) pelase write me what I would put for the program to round the fraction if the fraction could be rounded 





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Blade

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2003 9:41 pm Post subject: (No subject) 


no, you would use round(), it rounds up no matter what the decimal is, but if you want to round down... then you use floor()
ex:
code:  put round(24+15)
put floor(24+15)

but in this case you dont need to round an addition question, but thats how you would use it 





poly

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2003 9:52 pm Post subject: (No subject) 


Oh ok well thats what I thought I had to do, but my teacher said that it wouldnt be correct.. So i was like "wtf is he talkin about"... thanks for the reply 





Tony





Blade

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2003 10:29 pm Post subject: (No subject) 


i think i misunderstood the question... i thought he wanted to round the top number... so if he got 2.5/4 then he wanted it as 2/4(1/2) or 3/4 or something like that... you see what i mean? 





poly

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2003 12:16 pm Post subject: (No subject) 


just what Im looking for Tony, thanks. I had it written similiar to what you have, except for i didnt have the 2.. numftop, thanks guys 






