i'll say this one last time...But you'll get him thinking about the wrong things. There are times when objects are a good approach. There are times when they are a bad approach. This case belongs to the latter category.
The point was NOT what is the BEST way to write a C->F/F->C program, the point was NOT what's the best way to design a degree converting class...
the POINT WAS what's a class? what is class member data? etc.
Thank You all anyway.