Best Fare Calculator Challenge Project (Java)

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My solution

A little shorter than the sample solution, in getRidePrices() I didn’t create any new variables I did everything inside the array and in getBestFare() I didn’t create a new array I just used the getRidePrices method itself the same way I would use an array. Not sure if that is better or worse way of doing it in the long run but I was pleasantly surprised that it worked.

I didn’t know about any of the Math operations so in unlimited7Price I just used modulus to see if there was any remainder and if there was I added 1 to the number of passes bought. The last difference was I did the conversion from total price to price per ride at the end when I returned the String.

I had a lot of fun figuring this out! Any feedback would be appreciated.

You got something wrong in your solution in unlimited7Price method. If the number of days is below 7, math.ceil would return 0.0.

I have been at this for over 5 hours and so far it does not work. So we attempted the solution’s code and the solution code is incorrect according to the requirements.
" * 20 rides over 19 days should return 4.95

  • 50 rides over 22 days should return 2.64
  • 14 rides over 6 days should return either 2.357142857142857 or 2.36"

the sample code outputs:
Single Ride: 2.75
30 Day Unlimited: 2.54
and last 7 day unlimited: 2.357

This is my solution

I thought this was an interesting program to write. I need to find a better way to return a string. The solution returned the string in a single line, but I think it is too long. I think it is convention for lines to be shorter than 80 characters. I could have definitely worked on reducing number of lines, but it would reduce readability and for a short program like this I don’t think extra lines hurt.

On to the next one :slight_smile: !

Could you post your code? You are looking at unlimited7Price function right? 20 rides over 19 days prints 4.95 correctly. This is because you need a minimum of three 7 day passes to travel for 19 days. Therefore you need to spend 99 dollars. So we calculate what each ride costs, 99 / rides, where rides = 20. Then the average cost per ride using the unlimited7Price is 99/20 = 4.95.