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Write a function that returns the earned points in a single toss of a Darts game.

Darts is a game where players throw darts to a target.

In our particular instance of the game, the target rewards with 4 different amounts of points, depending on where the dart lands:

  • If the dart lands outside the target, player earns no points (0 points).
  • If the dart lands in the outer circle of the target, player earns 1 point.
  • If the dart lands in the middle circle of the target, player earns 5 points.
  • If the dart lands in the inner circle of the target, player earns 10 points.

The outer circle has a radius of 10 units (This is equivalent to the total radius for the entire target), the middle circle a radius of 5 units, and the inner circle a radius of 1. Of course, they are all centered to the same point (That is, the circles are concentric) defined by the coordinates (0, 0).

Write a function that given a point in the target (defined by its real cartesian coordinates x and y), returns the correct amount earned by a dart landing in that point. The Scala exercises assume an SBT project scheme. The exercise solution source should be placed within the exercise directory/src/main/scala. The exercise unit tests can be found within the exercise directory/src/test/scala.

To run the tests simply run the command sbt test in the exercise directory.

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import org.scalatest.{Matchers, FunSuite}

/** @version 1.0.0 */
class DartsTest extends FunSuite with Matchers {

  test("A dart lands outside the target") {
    Darts.score(15.3, 13.2) should be (0)

  test("A dart lands just in the border of the target") {
    Darts.score(10, 0) should be (1)

  test("A dart lands in the middle circle") {
    Darts.score(3, 3.7) should be (5)

  test("A dart lands right in the border between outside and middle circles") {
    Darts.score(0, 5) should be (5)

  test("A dart lands in the inner circle") {
    Darts.score(0, 0) should be (10)
object Darts {
  def score(x: Double, y: Double): Int = math.hypot(x, y) match {
    case res if res <= 1 => 10
    case res if res <= 5 => 5
    case res if res <= 10 => 1
    case _ => 0

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