class Fraction Operator

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    class Fraction Operator

    Hello, Im new at this, and I would like everyone outthere that could help me in my programmin problem, please. I will really appreciated.
    here is my program.

    Code:
    #include <iostream>
    
    using namespace std;
    	 
    class fraction
       {
          public:
                        
       	       fraction ();                   //default class constructor
    	       fraction (int num2, int den2); // class constructor
       	       void set (int num2, int den2);
                         fraction MultipliedBy (fraction const) ;
    	       fraction DividedBy (fraction const) ;
       	       fraction AddedTo (fraction const) ;
               fraction Subtract (fraction const) ;
               bool isEqualTo (fraction const) ;
               bool isGreaterThan (fraction const);
    	       void print() ;
       	 
    	  private:
                             
       	        int num;
    	        int den;
       };
    	 
    fraction::fraction ()
       {
    	  num=0;
       	  den=1;
       }
       	 
    fraction::fraction (int num2, int den2)
       {
          num=num2;
          	den=den2;
       }
       	 
    void fraction::set (int num2, int den2)
      {
       	num=num2;
    	den=den2;
      }
    	 
       	fraction fraction ::MultipliedBy (fraction temp)
           {
     	     fraction result;
       	     result.num=this->num*temp.num;
    	     result.den=this->den*temp.den;
       	     return result;
      }
       	 
    	fraction fraction:: DividedBy (fraction temp) 
           {
       	     fraction result;
    	     result.num=this->num*temp.den;
    	     result.den=this->den*temp.num;
       	     return result;
      }
    	 
       	fraction fraction ::AddedTo (fraction temp) 
           {
    	fraction result;
       	result.den=this->den*temp.den;
    	result.num=(this->num*temp.den)+(this->den*temp.num);
    	return result;
      }
    	 
       	fraction fraction ::Subtract (fraction temp)
            {
    	      fraction result;
       	      result.den=this->den*temp.den;
    	      result.num=(this->num*temp.den)-(this->den*temp.num);
       	      return result;
      }
       	 
    	bool fraction::isEqualTo (fraction temp)
           {
       	      if((this->num==temp.num)&&(this->den==temp.den))
    	      return true;
       	else
    	      return false;
      }
    	 
    void fraction::print()
        {
    
    	cout << "(" << this->num << "," << this -> den << ")";
    	
       	}
    // Client code. This code was given by the Professor. 
       
    int main()
    {
        fraction f1(9,8); //calling a parameterized class constructor
        fraction f2(2,3); //calling a parameterized class constructor
        fraction result;  //calling a default class constructor
        fraction f3; //calling a default class constructor
    
        cout << "The result starts off at ";
        result.print(); //calling an observer function
        cout << endl;
    
        cout << "The product of ";
        f1.print();
        cout << " and ";
        f2.print();
        cout << " is ";
        result = f1.MultipliedBy(f2); //a class binary operation - function
        result.print();
        cout << endl;
        
        f3 = result; //assignment 
        
         if (f2.isGreaterThan(f3)){ //a class relational expression - boolean operation/function
            f2.print();
            cout <<" is greater than ";
            f3.print();
            cout<<endl;
        } else {
            f2.print();
            cout <<" is less than ";
            f3.print();
            cout<<endl;
        }
    
        cout << "The sum of ";
        f1.print();
        cout << " and ";
        f2.print();
        cout << " is ";
        result = f1.AddedTo(f2); //a class binary operation - function
        result.print();
        cout << endl;
    
        cout << "The difference of ";
        f1.print();
        cout << " and ";
        f2.print();
        cout << " is ";
        result = f1.Subtract(f2); //a class binary operation - function
        result.print();
        cout << endl;
    
        if (f1.isEqualTo(f2)){ //a class relational expression - boolean operation/function
            cout << "The two fractions are equal." << endl;
        } else {
            cout << "The two fractions are not equal." << endl;
        }
        
        const fraction f4(12, 8);
        const fraction f5(202, 303);
    
        result = f4.DividedBy(f5); //a class binary operation - function
        cout << "The quotient of ";
        f4.print();
        cout << " and ";
        f5.print();
        cout << " is ";
        result.print();
        cout << endl;
    	 
    	    system ("PAUSE");
       	    return 0;           //if everything runs fine,it will return 0.  
    	}
       	 
    	// Fraction class specification file
    and my error messajes are this :

    In function `int main()':
    passing `const fraction' as `this' argument of `fraction fraction::DividedBy(fraction)' discards qualifiers
    passing `const fraction' as `this' argument of `void fraction::print()' discards qualifiers
    passing `const fraction' as `this' argument of `void fraction::print()' discards qualifiers


    Thank you !!
    Last edited by jeroconde; 07-27-2011 at 12:12 PM.

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    If you want to be able to use a member function on a const object, then that function has to have the word "const" in it, after the parentheses but before the squiggly:
    Code:
    fraction fraction:: DividedBy (fraction temp) const

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    So, do I have to put "const" in every function ? ex:
    fraction fraction ::Subtract (fraction temp) const
    and one more thing , whats the squiggly? im sorry, I didnt get that. I edited the post and I saw your repply, was it the little face?
    Thank you .

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    Squiggly is what starts a function.

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    I have another quick question, I did what you said,

    Code:
    class fraction
       {
          public:
                        
       	       fraction ();                   //default class constructor
    	       fraction (int num2, int den2); // class constructor
       	       void set (int num2, int den2);
               fraction MultipliedBy (fraction) const;
    	       fraction DividedBy (fraction) const;
       	       fraction AddedTo (fraction) const;
               fraction Subtract (fraction) const;
               bool isEqualTo (fraction) const;
               bool isGreaterThan (fraction) const;
    	       void print() ;
       	 
    	  private:
                             
       	        int num;
    	        int den;
       };
    	 
    fraction::fraction ()
       {
    	  num=0;
       	  den=1;
       }
       	 
    fraction::fraction (int num2, int den2)
       {
          num=num2;
          	den=den2;
       }
       	 
    void fraction::set (int num2, int den2)
      {
       	num=num2;
    	den=den2;
      }
    	 
       	fraction fraction ::MultipliedBy (fraction temp) const
           {
     	     fraction result;
       	     result.num=this->num*temp.num;
    	     result.den=this->den*temp.den;
       	     return result;
      }
       	 
        fraction fraction:: DividedBy (fraction temp) const
           {
       	     fraction result;
    	     result.num=this->num*temp.den;
    	     result.den=this->den*temp.num;
       	     return result;
      }
    	 
       	fraction fraction ::AddedTo (fraction temp) const
           {
    	fraction result;
       	result.den=this->den*temp.den;
    	result.num=(this->num*temp.den)+(this->den*temp.num);
    	return result;
      }
    	 
       	fraction fraction ::Subtract (fraction temp) const
            {
    	      fraction result;
       	      result.den=this->den*temp.den;
    	      result.num=(this->num*temp.den)-(this->den*temp.num);
       	      return result;
      }
       	 
    	bool fraction::isEqualTo (fraction temp) const
           {
       	      if((this->num==temp.num)&&(this->den==temp.den))
    	      return true;
       	else
    	      return false;
      }
    	 
    void fraction::print()
        {
    
    	cout << "(" << this->num << "," << this -> den << ")";
    	
       	}
    and now I have this error
    In function `int main()':
    passing `const fraction' as `this' argument of `void fraction::print()' discards qualifiers
    passing `const fraction' as `this' argument of `void fraction::print()' discards qualifiers

    almost there I think. Thanks!

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    It's the same error, with the same fix.

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    By putting const at the end of the function declaration, you're telling the compiler that the function does not, or should not, modify any of the member variables of the class. Since print doesn't modify any, then it too deserves a const. However, if you had a method such as Invert, which just swapped the numerator and denominator of itself (rather than returning a modified copy) then that would have to be not marked as const.
    const doesn't apply to constructors or destructors of course since the item either doesn't exist before or after that call.

    The other things it would be good to learn about in relation to that code is passing your parameters by "const-reference" instead of by value, and also using "constructor initialisation lists".
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    Thanks everyone for your help, I am going to try it more times, and if I can't I will post my errors again.
    right now it seems that almost get it I get:

    passing `const fraction' as `this' argument of `void fraction::print()' discards qualifiers
    ld returned 1 exit status
    its weird.
    well Thank you!
    PS: you guys are cool. :)

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    This is still the same error, and it is still fixed the same way.

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    Im sorry , I meant to pu this instead of my third line:

    [Linker error] undefined reference to `fraction::isGreaterThan(fraction) const'

    thanks .

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    You forgot to write the function. Do so.

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    im sorry but I couldnt figured out.

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    so heres my code
    Code:
    // This Programs makes some operations, in order similar like a vector notation. 
    // it multiplies what is given
    // Jeronimo Hernandez .
    // Professor : Sarkar
    
    #include <iostream>
    
    using namespace std;
    	 
    class fraction
       {
          public:
                        
       	       fraction ();                   //default class constructor
    	       fraction (int num2, int den2); // class constructor
       	       void set (int num2, int den2);
               fraction MultipliedBy (fraction) const;
    	       fraction DividedBy (fraction) const;
       	       fraction AddedTo (fraction) const;
               fraction Subtract (fraction) const;
               bool isEqualTo (fraction) const;
               bool isGreaterThan (fraction) const;
    	       void print() const;
       	 
    	  private:
                             
       	        int num;
    	        int den;
       };
    	 
    fraction::fraction ()
       {
    	  num=0;
       	  den=1;
       }
       	 
    fraction::fraction (int num2, int den2)
       {
          num=num2;
          	den=den2;
       }
       	 
    void fraction::set (int num2, int den2)
      {
       	num=num2;
    	den=den2;
      }
    	 
       	fraction fraction ::MultipliedBy (fraction temp) const
           {
     	     fraction result;
       	     result.num=this->num*temp.num;
    	     result.den=this->den*temp.den;
       	     return result;
      }
       	 
        fraction fraction:: DividedBy (fraction temp) const
           {
       	     fraction result;
    	     result.num=this->num*temp.den;
    	     result.den=this->den*temp.num;
       	     return result;
      }
    	 
       	fraction fraction ::AddedTo (fraction temp) const
           {
    	fraction result;
       	result.den=this->den*temp.den;
    	result.num=(this->num*temp.den)+(this->den*temp.num);
    	return result;
      }
    	 
       	fraction fraction::Subtract (fraction temp) const
            {
    	      fraction result;
       	      result.den=this->den*temp.den;
    	      result.num=(this->num*temp.den)-(this->den*temp.num);
       	      return result;
      }
       	 
    	bool fraction::isEqualTo (fraction temp) const
           {
       	      if((this->num==temp.num)&&(this->den==temp.den))
    	      return true;
       	else
    	      return false;
      }
    	 
        void print ()
        {
    
    	cout << "(" << this->num << "," << this->den << ")";
    	
       	}
    // Client code. This code was given by the Professor. 
       
    int main()
    {
        fraction f1(9,8); //calling a parameterized class constructor
        fraction f2(2,3); //calling a parameterized class constructor
        fraction result;  //calling a default class constructor
        fraction f3; //calling a default class constructor
    
        cout << "The result starts off at ";
        result.print(); //calling an observer function
        cout << endl;
    
        cout << "The product of ";
        f1.print();
        cout << " and ";
        f2.print();
        cout << " is ";
        result = f1.MultipliedBy(f2); //a class binary operation - function
        result.print();
        cout << endl;
        
        f3 = result; //assignment 
        
         if (f2.isGreaterThan(f3)){ //a class relational expression - boolean operation/function
            f2.print();
            cout <<" is greater than ";
            f3.print();
            cout<<endl;
        } else {
            f2.print();
            cout <<" is less than ";
            f3.print();
            cout<<endl;
        }
    
        cout << "The sum of ";
        f1.print();
        cout << " and ";
        f2.print();
        cout << " is ";
        result = f1.AddedTo(f2); //a class binary operation - function
        result.print();
        cout << endl;
    
        cout << "The difference of ";
        f1.print();
        cout << " and ";
        f2.print();
        cout << " is ";
        result = f1.Subtract(f2); //a class binary operation - function
        result.print();
        cout << endl;
    
        if (f1.isEqualTo(f2)){ //a class relational expression - boolean operation/function
            cout << "The two fractions are equal." << endl;
        } else {
            cout << "The two fractions are not equal." << endl;
        }
        
        const fraction f4(12, 8);
        const fraction f5(202, 303);
    
        result = f4.DividedBy(f5); //a class binary operation - function
        cout << "The quotient of ";
        f4.print();
        cout << " and ";
        f5.print();
        cout << " is ";
        result.print();
        cout << endl;
    	 
    	    system ("PAUSE");
       	    return 0;           //if everything runs fine,it will return 0.  
    	}
    // Fraction class specification file

    and my errors

    In function `void print()':
    invalid use of `this' in non-member function
    invalid use of `this' in non-member function

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    you can try to delete 'this' from void print() and then compile it,,

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    It's supposed to be
    Code:
    void fraction::print() const
    as mentioned about 235 times above. You're using it as a member function (things like f2.print()), you said it was a member of your class in the function definition, so do it already.

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