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# stephenaument's solution

## to Wordy in the Ruby Track

Published at May 01 2020 · 0 comments
Instructions
Test suite
Solution

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 β 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 β 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 β Exponentials

If you'd like, handle exponentials.

What is 2 raised to the 5th power?

32

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 wordy_test.rb
``````

To include color from the command line:

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

## 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.

### wordy_test.rb

``````require 'minitest/autorun'
require_relative 'wordy'

# Common test data version: 1.2.0 86d0069
class WordyTest < Minitest::Test
# skip
problem = WordProblem.new("What is 1 plus 1?")
end

skip
problem = WordProblem.new("What is 53 plus 2?")
end

skip
problem = WordProblem.new("What is -1 plus -10?")
end

skip
problem = WordProblem.new("What is 123 plus 45678?")
end

def test_subtraction
skip
problem = WordProblem.new("What is 4 minus -12?")
end

def test_multiplication
skip
problem = WordProblem.new("What is -3 multiplied by 25?")
end

def test_division
skip
problem = WordProblem.new("What is 33 divided by -3?")
end

skip
problem = WordProblem.new("What is 1 plus 1 plus 1?")
end

skip
problem = WordProblem.new("What is 1 plus 5 minus -2?")
end

def test_multiple_subtraction
skip
problem = WordProblem.new("What is 20 minus 4 minus 13?")
end

skip
problem = WordProblem.new("What is 17 minus 6 plus 3?")
end

def test_multiple_multiplication
skip
problem = WordProblem.new("What is 2 multiplied by -2 multiplied by 3?")
end

skip
problem = WordProblem.new("What is -3 plus 7 multiplied by -2?")
message = "You should ignore order of precedence. -3 + 7 * -2 = -8, not #{problem.answer}"
end

def test_multiple_division
skip
problem = WordProblem.new("What is -12 divided by 2 divided by -3?")
end

def test_unknown_operation
skip
problem = WordProblem.new("What is 52 cubed?")
assert_raises(ArgumentError) do
end
end

def test_non_math_question
skip
problem = WordProblem.new("Who is the President of the United States?")
assert_raises(ArgumentError) do
end
end
end``````
``````class WordProblem
OPERATIONS = {
'divided'    => :/,
'minus'      => :-,
'multiplied' => :*,
'plus'       => :+,
'raised'     => :**,
}

DIGIT = /^-?\d+(th)?\??\$/
IGNORABLE = /^\bWhat\b|\bis\b|\bby\b|\bto\b|\bthe\b|\bpower\?\$/
OPERATION = /^\bplus\b|\bminus\b|\bmultiplied\b\$|\bdivided\b|\braised\b\$/

def initialize(word_problem)
@tokens = word_problem.split
end

tokens.reduce([0, :+]) do |accum, token|
result, operation = accum

case token
when DIGIT
[result.send(operation, token.to_i), operation]
when OPERATION
[result, OPERATIONS[token]]
when IGNORABLE
[result, operation]
else
raise ArgumentError
end
end.first
end
end``````