Gday,
Just a quick question for anyone who knows.
How do u simplify fractions. For example. If the output is 40/ 160 how do i get the compiler to print out 1/4???
Thanx
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Gday,
Just a quick question for anyone who knows.
How do u simplify fractions. For example. If the output is 40/ 160 how do i get the compiler to print out 1/4???
Thanx
Since this smells of a homework problem, I'm going to put your mind back to work. :)
What common arithmetic operator can be used to determine if two values are multiples of one another? (Think zero remainder.)
Okay? Now, how could you create a loop to run through the possibilities until you've reduced both the numerator and denominator to their lowest values?
Hint: create a FOR loop that initializes the counter to the value of the numerator and decrement, testing each successive value as a potential common multiple of both the numerator and denominator. Note that you will want to stop your loop before you reach '0' i.e. x > 0, lest you blow up the program!
(The loop is trivial in that it requires only about five lines of code. I leave it to you to refine it to reduce execution time. That is, suppose your example were 40000/160000?)
Good luck!
-Skipper
Wouldn't there be a quick way of perfoming a division and then converting the result to a fraction? Because 1/4 and 40/160 both result in 0.25.Quote:
How do u simplify fractions. For example. If the output is 40/ 160 how do i get the compiler to print out 1/4???
Just write a gcd algorithm and then divide the numerator
and denomerator by it.