Hi

Im completely new to programming and was wondering if anyone would be willing to help me with this exercise in C++. I have absolutely no idea how to do this exercise:

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Rational.h is a C++ header file which declares a class (Rational) which handles Rational numbers (i.e. fractions).

You must create a C++ file which contains the definitions for all the methods in that class. Rational.cc is the start of just such a file, which contains one method to get you started.

Once you have the class methods defined, you can use it with the TestRat.cc test driver program. Using g++ you would perform the following steps:

1. g++ -c Rational.cc //this creates Rational.o with the class definitions in it

2. g++ -c TestRat.cc //this creates TestRat.o with the main function in it

3. g++ Rational.o TestRat.o -o TestRat //this combines the class definitions with the class usage in the main function and creates an executable file called TestRat

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Code:`Rational.h is given here:`

const int MAXB=20;

class Rational {

private:

int numerator, denominator;

char buffer[MAXB];

static int gcd (int a, int b); //a helpful function that returns the

//Greatest Common

Denominator of

//two numbers

void normalize(); //Make sure that this fraction is in

//its lowest terms (ie 3/12 -> 1/4)

//Hint: use gcd()

public:

Rational(); //default constructor of a Rational

//number whose numerator and

//denominator are 0/1

Rational(int n, int d); //constructor of a Rational number

//whose numerator and denominator

//are n/d

char *toString(); //turns this number into a string

//using this object's handy buffer

Rational plus(Rational r); // add two rational numbers

Rational minus(Rational r); // subtract two rational numbers

Rational times(Rational r); // multiply two rational numbers

Rational divide(Rational r); // divide two rational numbers

// don't forget that

// a/b + c/d == (ad + bc) / bd

// a/b - c/d == (ad - bc) / bd

// a/b * c/d == ac / bd

// a/b / c/d == ad / bc

};

Rational.cc is given here:

#include <stdio.h>

#include "Rational.h"

int Rational::gcd (int a, int b){

if (b == 0) return a;

else return gcd (b, a % b);

}

TestRat.cc is given here:

#include <iostream.h>

#include "Rational.h"

int main(int argc, char *argv[]){

Rational a(2,3);

Rational b(1,2);

Rational res;

res=a.plus(b);

cout << a.toString() << " + " << b.toString() << " = " <<

res.toString() << endl ;

res=a.minus(b);

cout << a.toString() << " - " << b.toString() << " = " <<

res.toString() << endl ;

res=a.times(b);

cout << a.toString() << " * " << b.toString() << " = " <<

res.toString() << endl ;

res=a.divide(b);

cout << a.toString() << " / " << b.toString() << " = " <<

res.toString() << endl ;

}

If someone could possibly do the exercise and run my through it, i would be really grateful.

Thanks alot