# Wordy in Python

#### Parse and evaluate simple math word problems returning the answer as an integer.

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exercism fetch python wordy
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# Wordy

Parse and evaluate simple math word problems returning the answer as an integer.

## Iteration 1 — Addition

Add two numbers together.

What is 5 plus 13?

Evaluates to 18.

Handle large numbers and negative numbers.

## Iteration 2 — Subtraction, Multiplication and Division

Now, perform the other three operations.

What is 7 minus 5?

2

What is 6 multiplied by 4?

24

What is 25 divided by 5?

5

## Iteration 3 — Multiple Operations

Handle a set of operations, in sequence.

Since these are verbal word problems, evaluate the expression from
left-to-right, *ignoring the typical order of operations.*

What is 5 plus 13 plus 6?

24

What is 3 plus 2 multiplied by 3?

15 (i.e. not 9)

## Bonus — Exponentials

If you'd like, handle exponentials.

What is 2 raised to the 5th power?

32

## Exception messages

Sometimes it is necessary to raise an exception. When you do this, you should include a meaningful error message to indicate what the source of the error is. This makes your code more readable and helps significantly with debugging. Not every exercise will require you to raise an exception, but for those that do, the tests will only pass if you include a message.

To raise a message with an exception, just write it as an argument to the exception type. For example, instead of
`raise Exception`

, you shold write:

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raise Exception("Meaningful message indicating the source of the error")
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## Submitting Exercises

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directory.

For example, if you're submitting `bob.py`

for the Bob exercise, the submit command would be something like `exercism submit <path_to_exercism_dir>/python/bob/bob.py`

.

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## Source

Inspired by one of the generated questions in the Extreme Startup game. https://github.com/rchatley/extreme_startup

## Submitting Incomplete Solutions

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