Unit converter calculator help
Greetings all, I am a senior Industrial Engineer major at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI who took a 1000 level (100 at most schools) computer class as an elective, and quickly discovered I was in over my head. Here's my problem, and what my instructor asks of me:
"I would like you to develop a unit conversion calculator that allows the
user to convert english units into metric units and vice-versa.
The user should prompted for the conversion to perform, be allowed to enter
in the amount, and receive an answer. The calculator should be
comprehensive in that conversions for lengths, areas, volumes, weights, etc.
should be included."
I dont want someone to write my code for me, I just want to know the structure or skeleton on which to write this program. How should I start? Feel free to use proper C++ terms, as I am familiar with most of them (classes, structs, functions, etc.) and I use Microsoft Visual Studio 2005. Thanks for your time.