# fossnik's solution

## to Wordy in the Java Track

Published at Jan 29 2019 · 0 comments
Instructions
Test suite
Solution

#### Note:

This exercise has changed since this solution was written.

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

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

# Running the tests

You can run all the tests for an exercise by entering

``````\$ gradle test
``````

## Source

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

## Submitting Incomplete Solutions

It's possible to submit an incomplete solution so you can see how others have completed the exercise.

### WordProblemSolverTest.java

``````import org.junit.Ignore;
import org.junit.Rule;
import org.junit.Test;
import org.junit.Before;
import org.junit.rules.ExpectedException;

import static org.junit.Assert.assertEquals;

public class WordProblemSolverTest {

@Rule
public ExpectedException expectedException = ExpectedException.none();

WordProblemSolver solver;

@Before
public void setup() {
solver = new WordProblemSolver();
}

@Test
assertEquals(2, solver.solve("What is 1 plus 1?"));
}

@Ignore("Remove to run test")
@Test
assertEquals(55, solver.solve("What is 53 plus 2?"));
}

@Ignore("Remove to run test")
@Test
assertEquals(-11, solver.solve("What is -1 plus -10?"));
}

@Ignore("Remove to run test")
@Test
assertEquals(45801, solver.solve("What is 123 plus 45678?"));
}

@Ignore("Remove to run test")
@Test
public void testSingleSubtraction() {
assertEquals(16, solver.solve("What is 4 minus -12?"));
}

@Ignore("Remove to run test")
@Test
public void testSingleMultiplication() {
assertEquals(-75, solver.solve("What is -3 multiplied by 25?"));
}

@Ignore("Remove to run test")
@Test
public void testSingleDivision() {
assertEquals(-11, solver.solve("What is 33 divided by -3?"));
}

@Ignore("Remove to run test")
@Test
assertEquals(3, solver.solve("What is 1 plus 1 plus 1?"));
}

@Ignore("Remove to run test")
@Test
assertEquals(8, solver.solve("What is 1 plus 5 minus -2?"));
}

@Ignore("Remove to run test")
@Test
public void testMultipleSubtractions() {
assertEquals(3, solver.solve("What is 20 minus 4 minus 13?"));
}

@Ignore("Remove to run test")
@Test
assertEquals(14, solver.solve("What is 17 minus 6 plus 3?"));
}

@Ignore("Remove to run test")
@Test
public void testMultipleMultiplications() {
assertEquals(-12, solver.solve("What is 2 multiplied by -2 multiplied by 3?"));
}

@Ignore("Remove to run test")
@Test
assertEquals(-8, solver.solve("What is -3 plus 7 multiplied by -2?"));
}

@Ignore("Remove to run test")
@Test
public void testMultipleDivisions() {
assertEquals(2, solver.solve("What is -12 divided by 2 divided by -3?"));
}

@Ignore("Remove to run test")
@Test
public void testUnknownOperation() {
expectedException.expect(IllegalArgumentException.class);
expectedException.expectMessage("I'm sorry, I don't understand the question!");

solver.solve("What is 52 cubed?");
}

@Ignore("Remove to run test")
@Test
public void testInvalidQuestionFormat() {
expectedException.expect(IllegalArgumentException.class);
expectedException.expectMessage("I'm sorry, I don't understand the question!");

// See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President_of_the_United_States if you really need to know!
solver.solve("Who is the President of the United States?");
}

}``````
``````import java.util.Arrays;
import java.util.Iterator;

public class WordProblemSolver {

public int solve(String input) {

// cut out the "what is" and "by" and "?" - populate an array - avail an iterator
Iterator<String> elements = Arrays.asList(input.replace("What is ", "").replace("?","").replaceAll(" by ", " ").split(" ")).iterator();

try {
int total = Integer.parseInt(elements.next());

while (elements.hasNext())
switch (elements.next()) { // get the mathematical operator
case "plus":
total += Integer.parseInt(elements.next());
break;
case "minus":
total -= Integer.parseInt(elements.next());
break;
case "divided":
total /= Integer.parseInt(elements.next());
break;
case "multiplied":
total *= Integer.parseInt(elements.next());
break;
default:
throw new IllegalArgumentException("I'm sorry, I don't understand the question!");
}

} catch (NumberFormatException e) {
throw new IllegalArgumentException("I'm sorry, I don't understand the question!");
}
}

}``````