Published at Jul 13 2018
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Instructions

Test suite

Solution

Convert a number to a string, the contents of which depend on the number's factors.

- If the number has 3 as a factor, output 'Pling'.
- If the number has 5 as a factor, output 'Plang'.
- If the number has 7 as a factor, output 'Plong'.
- If the number does not have 3, 5, or 7 as a factor, just pass the number's digits straight through.

- 28's factors are 1, 2, 4,
**7**, 14, 28.- In raindrop-speak, this would be a simple "Plong".

- 30's factors are 1, 2,
**3**,**5**, 6, 10, 15, 30.- In raindrop-speak, this would be a "PlingPlang".

- 34 has four factors: 1, 2, 17, and 34.
- In raindrop-speak, this would be "34".

For installation and learning resources, refer to the exercism help 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 raindrops_test.rb
```

To include color from the command line:

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

A variation on a famous interview question intended to weed out potential candidates. http://jumpstartlab.com

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

```
require 'minitest/autorun'
require_relative 'raindrops'
# Common test data version: 1.0.0 9db5371
class RaindropsTest < Minitest::Test
def test_the_sound_for_1_is_1
# skip
assert_equal "1", Raindrops.convert(1)
end
def test_the_sound_for_3_is_pling
skip
assert_equal "Pling", Raindrops.convert(3)
end
def test_the_sound_for_5_is_plang
skip
assert_equal "Plang", Raindrops.convert(5)
end
def test_the_sound_for_7_is_plong
skip
assert_equal "Plong", Raindrops.convert(7)
end
def test_the_sound_for_6_is_pling_as_it_has_a_factor_3
skip
assert_equal "Pling", Raindrops.convert(6)
end
def test_2_to_the_power_3_does_not_make_a_raindrop_sound_as_3_is_the_exponent_not_the_base
skip
assert_equal "8", Raindrops.convert(8)
end
def test_the_sound_for_9_is_pling_as_it_has_a_factor_3
skip
assert_equal "Pling", Raindrops.convert(9)
end
def test_the_sound_for_10_is_plang_as_it_has_a_factor_5
skip
assert_equal "Plang", Raindrops.convert(10)
end
def test_the_sound_for_14_is_plong_as_it_has_a_factor_of_7
skip
assert_equal "Plong", Raindrops.convert(14)
end
def test_the_sound_for_15_is_plingplang_as_it_has_factors_3_and_5
skip
assert_equal "PlingPlang", Raindrops.convert(15)
end
def test_the_sound_for_21_is_plingplong_as_it_has_factors_3_and_7
skip
assert_equal "PlingPlong", Raindrops.convert(21)
end
def test_the_sound_for_25_is_plang_as_it_has_a_factor_5
skip
assert_equal "Plang", Raindrops.convert(25)
end
def test_the_sound_for_27_is_pling_as_it_has_a_factor_3
skip
assert_equal "Pling", Raindrops.convert(27)
end
def test_the_sound_for_35_is_plangplong_as_it_has_factors_5_and_7
skip
assert_equal "PlangPlong", Raindrops.convert(35)
end
def test_the_sound_for_49_is_plong_as_it_has_a_factor_7
skip
assert_equal "Plong", Raindrops.convert(49)
end
def test_the_sound_for_52_is_52
skip
assert_equal "52", Raindrops.convert(52)
end
def test_the_sound_for_105_is_plingplangplong_as_it_has_factors_3_5_and_7
skip
assert_equal "PlingPlangPlong", Raindrops.convert(105)
end
def test_the_sound_for_3125_is_plang_as_it_has_a_factor_5
skip
assert_equal "Plang", Raindrops.convert(3125)
end
# Problems in exercism evolve over time, as we find better ways to ask
# questions.
# The version number refers to the version of the problem you solved,
# not your solution.
#
# Define a constant named VERSION inside of the top level BookKeeping
# module, which may be placed near the end of your file.
#
# In your file, it will look like this:
#
# module BookKeeping
# VERSION = 1 # Where the version number matches the one in the test.
# end
#
# If you are curious, read more about constants on RubyDoc:
# http://ruby-doc.org/docs/ruby-doc-bundle/UsersGuide/rg/constants.html
def test_bookkeeping
skip
assert_equal 3, BookKeeping::VERSION
end
end
```

```
require 'prime'
module BookKeeping
VERSION = 3
end
class Raindrops
# test 8
def self.convert(num)
# factors = num.prime_division.flatten.uniq
factors = num.prime_division.map {|ary| ary.delete_at(0)}
ans = []
if factors.include?(3) || factors.include?(5) || factors.include?(7)
factors.each do |n|
if n == 3
ans << "Pling"
elsif n == 5
ans << "Plang"
elsif n == 7
ans << "Plong"
end
end
return ans.join
else
num.to_s
end
end
end
if __FILE__ == $0
puts Raindrops.convert(8)
end
```

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## Community comments

I figured out my problem with the first one (every test exept 8 working). as it turns out I didn't totally understand how prime_division works. the 3 I was seeing was actually 2

3. so knowing [2,3] is the same as 23 I could just get rid of the exponent and everything worked as it should. original code that I fixed is commented out above the new code