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Instructions
Test suite
Solution

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.

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Source

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

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Tests.elm

module Tests exposing (tests)

import Expect exposing (FloatingPointTolerance(..))
import SpaceAge exposing (Planet(..), ageOn)
import Test exposing (..)


tests : Test
tests =
    describe "SpaceAge"
        [ test "31.7 Earth years in Earth years" <|
            \() -> Expect.within (Absolute 0.01) 31.69 (ageOn Earth 1000000000.0)
        , skip <|
            test "2 Earth years in Earth years" <|
                \() -> Expect.within (Absolute 0.01) 2 (ageOn Earth 63115200.0)
        , skip <|
            test "67.6 Earth years in Mercury years" <|
                \() -> Expect.within (Absolute 0.01) 280.88 (ageOn Mercury 2134835688.0)
        , skip <|
            test "2 Earth years in Mercury years" <|
                \() -> Expect.within (Absolute 0.01) 8.3 (ageOn Mercury 63115200.0)
        , skip <|
            test "6 Earth years in Venus years" <|
                \() -> Expect.within (Absolute 0.01) 9.78 (ageOn Venus 189839836.0)
        , skip <|
            test "2 Earth years in Venus years" <|
                \() -> Expect.within (Absolute 0.01) 3.25 (ageOn Venus 63115200.0)
        , skip <|
            test "67.6 Earth years in Mars years" <|
                \() -> Expect.within (Absolute 0.01) 35.88 (ageOn Mars 2129871239.0)
        , skip <|
            test "2 Earth years in Mars years" <|
                \() -> Expect.within (Absolute 0.01) 1.06 (ageOn Mars 63115200.0)
        , skip <|
            test "28.6 Earth years in Jupiter years" <|
                \() -> Expect.within (Absolute 0.01) 2.41 (ageOn Jupiter 901876382.0)
        , skip <|
            test "2 Earth years in Jupiter years" <|
                \() -> Expect.within (Absolute 0.01) 0.17 (ageOn Jupiter 63115200.0)
        , skip <|
            test "63.5 Earth years in Saturn years" <|
                \() -> Expect.within (Absolute 0.01) 2.15 (ageOn Saturn 2000000000.0)
        , skip <|
            test "2 Earth years in saturn years" <|
                \() -> Expect.within (Absolute 0.01) 0.07 (ageOn Saturn 63115200.0)
        , skip <|
            test "38.3 Earth years in Uranus years" <|
                \() -> Expect.within (Absolute 0.01) 0.46 (ageOn Uranus 1210123456.0)
        , skip <|
            test "2 Earth years in uranus years" <|
                \() -> Expect.within (Absolute 0.01) 0.02 (ageOn Uranus 63115200.0)
        , skip <|
            test "57.7 Earth years in Neptune years" <|
                \() -> Expect.within (Absolute 0.01) 0.35 (ageOn Neptune 1821023456.0)
        , skip <|
            test "2 Earth years in Neptune years" <|
                \() -> Expect.within (Absolute 0.01) 0.01 (ageOn Neptune 63115200.0)
        ]
module SpaceAge exposing (Planet(..), ageOn)


type Planet
    = Mercury
    | Venus
    | Earth
    | Mars
    | Jupiter
    | Saturn
    | Uranus
    | Neptune


ageOn : Planet -> Float -> Float
ageOn planet seconds =
    toEarthYears seconds / orbitalFactor planet



-- PRIVATE


toEarthYears : Float -> Float
toEarthYears seconds =
    let
        earthOrbitalPeriodInSeconds =
            31557600
    in
    seconds / earthOrbitalPeriodInSeconds


orbitalFactor : Planet -> Float
orbitalFactor planet =
    case planet of
        Earth ->
            1

        Mercury ->
            0.2408467

        Venus ->
            0.61519726

        Mars ->
            1.8808158

        Jupiter ->
            11.862615

        Saturn ->
            29.447498

        Uranus ->
            84.016846

        Neptune ->
            164.79132

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