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to Space Age in the C# Track

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This exercise has changed since this solution was written.

Given an age in seconds, calculate how old someone would be on:

  • Earth: orbital period 365.25 Earth days, or 31557600 seconds
  • Mercury: orbital period 0.2408467 Earth years
  • Venus: orbital period 0.61519726 Earth years
  • Mars: orbital period 1.8808158 Earth years
  • Jupiter: orbital period 11.862615 Earth years
  • Saturn: orbital period 29.447498 Earth years
  • Uranus: orbital period 84.016846 Earth years
  • Neptune: orbital period 164.79132 Earth years

So if you were told someone were 1,000,000,000 seconds old, you should be able to say that they're 31.69 Earth-years old.

If you're wondering why Pluto didn't make the cut, go watch this youtube video.

Running the tests

To run the tests, run the command dotnet test from within the exercise directory.

Initially, only the first test will be enabled. This is to encourage you to solve the exercise one step at a time. Once you get the first test passing, remove the Skip property from the next test and work on getting that test passing. Once none of the tests are skipped and they are all passing, you can submit your solution using exercism submit SpaceAge.cs

Further information

For more detailed information about the C# track, including how to get help if you're having trouble, please visit the exercism.io C# language page.


Partially inspired by Chapter 1 in Chris Pine's online Learn to Program tutorial. http://pine.fm/LearnToProgram/?Chapter=01


// This file was auto-generated based on version 1.2.0 of the canonical data.

using Xunit;

public class SpaceAgeTest
    public void Age_on_earth()
        var sut = new SpaceAge(1000000000);
        Assert.Equal(31.69, sut.OnEarth(), precision: 2);

    [Fact(Skip = "Remove to run test")]
    public void Age_on_mercury()
        var sut = new SpaceAge(2134835688);
        Assert.Equal(280.88, sut.OnMercury(), precision: 2);

    [Fact(Skip = "Remove to run test")]
    public void Age_on_venus()
        var sut = new SpaceAge(189839836);
        Assert.Equal(9.78, sut.OnVenus(), precision: 2);

    [Fact(Skip = "Remove to run test")]
    public void Age_on_mars()
        var sut = new SpaceAge(2129871239);
        Assert.Equal(35.88, sut.OnMars(), precision: 2);

    [Fact(Skip = "Remove to run test")]
    public void Age_on_jupiter()
        var sut = new SpaceAge(901876382);
        Assert.Equal(2.41, sut.OnJupiter(), precision: 2);

    [Fact(Skip = "Remove to run test")]
    public void Age_on_saturn()
        var sut = new SpaceAge(2000000000);
        Assert.Equal(2.15, sut.OnSaturn(), precision: 2);

    [Fact(Skip = "Remove to run test")]
    public void Age_on_uranus()
        var sut = new SpaceAge(1210123456);
        Assert.Equal(0.46, sut.OnUranus(), precision: 2);

    [Fact(Skip = "Remove to run test")]
    public void Age_on_neptune()
        var sut = new SpaceAge(1821023456);
        Assert.Equal(0.35, sut.OnNeptune(), precision: 2);
using System;

public class SpaceAge

    public struct OrbitalPeriods
        public const double Earth = 1;
        public const double Mercury = 0.2408467;
        public const double Venus = 0.61519726;
        public const double Mars = 1.8808158;
        public const double Jupiter = 11.862615;
        public const double Saturn = 29.447498;
        public const double Uranus = 84.016846;
        public const double Neptune = 164.79132;

    int _age;
    public SpaceAge(int seconds)
        _age = seconds;

    public double OnEarth() => _age / 31557600.0;

    public double OnMercury() => OnEarth() / OrbitalPeriods.Mercury;

    public double OnVenus() => OnEarth() / OrbitalPeriods.Venus;

    public double OnMars() => OnEarth() / OrbitalPeriods.Mars;

    public double OnJupiter() => OnEarth() / OrbitalPeriods.Jupiter;

    public double OnSaturn() => OnEarth() / OrbitalPeriods.Saturn;

    public double OnUranus() => OnEarth() / OrbitalPeriods.Uranus;

    public double OnNeptune() => OnEarth() / OrbitalPeriods.Neptune;

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