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Elm Challenge - Write a function that outputs the decimal representation of a rational number

dwayne profile image Dwayne Crooks ・2 min read

Every rational number can be represented as either a terminating or repeating decimal.

1/2 = 0.5, 1/4 = 0.25 and 1/5 = 0.2 are examples of terminating decimals.

And, 1/3 = 0.(3), 2/3 = 0.(6), 5/6 = 0.8(3) and 3/7 = 0.(428571) are examples of repeating decimals.

Write a function, toDecimalString : Rational -> String, that outputs the decimal representation of a given rational number.

Your function MUST pass the following tests:

toDecimalStringSuite : Test
toDecimalStringSuite =
  describe "toDecimalString" <|
    [ terminatingDecimalSuite
    , repeatingDecimalSuite
    ]


terminatingDecimalSuite : Test
terminatingDecimalSuite =
  describe "terminating decimals" <|
    [ test "1/2" <|
        \_ ->
          Rational.new 1 2
            |> Maybe.map Rational.toDecimalString
            |> Expect.equal (Just "0.5")
    , test "5/2" <|
        \_ ->
          Rational.new 5 2
            |> Maybe.map Rational.toDecimalString
            |> Expect.equal (Just "2.5")
    , test "1/4" <|
        \_ ->
          Rational.new 1 4
            |> Maybe.map Rational.toDecimalString
            |> Expect.equal (Just "0.25")
    , test "1/5" <|
        \_ ->
          Rational.new 1 5
            |> Maybe.map Rational.toDecimalString
            |> Expect.equal (Just "0.2")
    , test "1/8" <|
        \_ ->
          Rational.new 1 8
            |> Maybe.map Rational.toDecimalString
            |> Expect.equal (Just "0.125")
    ]


repeatingDecimalSuite : Test
repeatingDecimalSuite =
  describe "repeating decimals" <|
    [ test "1/3" <|
        \_ ->
          Rational.new 1 3
            |> Maybe.map Rational.toDecimalString
            |> Expect.equal (Just "0.(3)")
    , test "2/3" <|
        \_ ->
          Rational.new 2 3
            |> Maybe.map Rational.toDecimalString
            |> Expect.equal (Just "0.(6)")
    , test "1/6" <|
        \_ ->
          Rational.new 1 6
            |> Maybe.map Rational.toDecimalString
            |> Expect.equal (Just "0.1(6)")
    , test "5/6" <|
        \_ ->
          Rational.new 5 6
            |> Maybe.map Rational.toDecimalString
            |> Expect.equal (Just "0.8(3)")
    , test "1/7" <|
        \_ ->
          Rational.new 1 7
            |> Maybe.map Rational.toDecimalString
            |> Expect.equal (Just "0.(142857)")
    , test "2/7" <|
        \_ ->
          Rational.new 2 7
            |> Maybe.map Rational.toDecimalString
            |> Expect.equal (Just "0.(285714)")
    , test "3/7" <|
        \_ ->
          Rational.new 3 7
            |> Maybe.map Rational.toDecimalString
            |> Expect.equal (Just "0.(428571)")
    , test "1/9" <|
        \_ ->
          Rational.new 1 9
            |> Maybe.map Rational.toDecimalString
            |> Expect.equal (Just "0.(1)")
    , test "2/9" <|
        \_ ->
          Rational.new 2 9
            |> Maybe.map Rational.toDecimalString
            |> Expect.equal (Just "0.(2)")
    , test "8/9" <|
        \_ ->
          Rational.new 8 9
            |> Maybe.map Rational.toDecimalString
            |> Expect.equal (Just "0.(8)")
    , test "7/12" <|
        \_ ->
          Rational.new 7 12
            |> Maybe.map Rational.toDecimalString
            |> Expect.equal (Just "0.58(3)")
    , test "1/23" <|
        \_ ->
          Rational.new 1 23
            |> Maybe.map Rational.toDecimalString
            |> Expect.equal (Just "0.(0434782608695652173913)")
    , test "1/97" <|
        \_ ->
          Rational.new 1 97
            |> Maybe.map Rational.toDecimalString
            |> Expect.equal (Just "0.(010309278350515463917525773195876288659793814432989690721649484536082474226804123711340206185567)")
    ]
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