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Instructions

Test suite

Solution

An Armstrong number is a number that is the sum of its own digits each raised to the power of the number of digits.

For example:

- 9 is an Armstrong number, because
`9 = 9^1 = 9`

- 10 is
*not*an Armstrong number, because`10 != 1^2 + 0^2 = 1`

- 153 is an Armstrong number, because:
`153 = 1^3 + 5^3 + 3^3 = 1 + 125 + 27 = 153`

- 154 is
*not*an Armstrong number, because:`154 != 1^3 + 5^3 + 4^3 = 1 + 125 + 64 = 190`

Write some code to determine whether a number is an Armstrong number.

For installation and learning resources, refer to the Ruby resources page.

For running the tests provided, you will need the Minitest gem. Open a terminal window and run the following command to install minitest:

```
gem install minitest
```

If you would like color output, you can `require 'minitest/pride'`

in
the test file, or note the alternative instruction, below, for running
the test file.

Run the tests from the exercise directory using the following command:

```
ruby armstrong_numbers_test.rb
```

To include color from the command line:

```
ruby -r minitest/pride armstrong_numbers_test.rb
```

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcissistic_number

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

```
require 'minitest/autorun'
require_relative 'armstrong_numbers'
# Common test data version: 1.1.0 b3c2522
class ArmstrongNumbersTest < Minitest::Test
def test_zero_is_an_armstrong_number
# skip
assert ArmstrongNumbers.include?(0)
end
def test_single_digit_numbers_are_armstrong_numbers
skip
assert ArmstrongNumbers.include?(5)
end
def test_there_are_no_2_digit_armstrong_numbers
skip
refute ArmstrongNumbers.include?(10)
end
def test_three_digit_number_that_is_an_armstrong_number
skip
assert ArmstrongNumbers.include?(153)
end
def test_three_digit_number_that_is_not_an_armstrong_number
skip
refute ArmstrongNumbers.include?(100)
end
def test_four_digit_number_that_is_an_armstrong_number
skip
assert ArmstrongNumbers.include?(9_474)
end
def test_four_digit_number_that_is_not_an_armstrong_number
skip
refute ArmstrongNumbers.include?(9_475)
end
def test_seven_digit_number_that_is_an_armstrong_number
skip
assert ArmstrongNumbers.include?(9_926_315)
end
def test_seven_digit_number_that_is_not_an_armstrong_number
skip
refute ArmstrongNumbers.include?(9_926_314)
end
end
```

```
class ArmstrongNumbers
def self.include?(number)
digits = number.digits
digits.sum { |digit| digit ** digits.size } == number
end
end
```

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