# How many seconds old am i?

for some reason line 6 doesnt work.i converted it into a integer but
still i get the error ".
How_old_are_you?.rb:6:in `*’: String can’t be coerced into Fixnum
(TypeError)
from How_old_are_you?.rb:6
"
the * should work because i tried it. or if someone could tell me how to
do an input as a integer that would be great. but i would see of that
would have to work…

heres the file

wrong one.lol

You didn’t save the result of .to_i.

That is to say, if you just do:

age.to_i

then that’s all the machine does - creates a new int out of ‘a’. But it
doesn’t hold onto it if you don’t tell it to. So you can either assign
it back to itself, somewhere else, or just call .to_i when it’s actually
needed:

age = age.to_i

or

age_val = age.to_i

or

puts 86000365age.to_i

Ryan D. wrote:

On Oct 6, 2010, at 18:26 , Alex S. wrote:

puts 86000365age.to_i

There are 86400 seconds in a day, and a fractional number of days in a
year (365.242199). You’d be off by more than 2 months for someone my
age.

Are you… 240 years old?

(0.25 days * 240 years = 2 months)

On Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 6:43 AM, Albert S. [email protected]
wrote:

(0.25 days * 240 years = 2 months)

You forgot to account for the lack of 400 seconds (6.666… minutes!) a
day.

Phillip G.

Though the folk I have met,
(Ah, how soon!) they forget
When I’ve moved on to some other place,
There may be one or two,
When I’ve played and passed through,
Who’ll remember my song or my face.

On Oct 6, 2010, at 18:26 , Alex S. wrote:

puts 86000365age.to_i

As much as I dislike doing someone’s homework for them… shudder I
can’t help being anal about calendrical calculations…

There are 86400 seconds in a day, and a fractional number of days in a
year (365.242199). You’d be off by more than 2 months for someone my
age. Probably not a huge deal for something like this, but you’d be
really late to the eclipse…

On Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 12:43 AM, Albert S. [email protected]
wrote:

(0.25 days * 240 years = 2 months)

That might explain why Ryan seems to get, shall we say, a bit
crotchety at times.

## And I thought I was old.

Rick DeNatale

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As much as I dislike doing someone’s homework for them… shudder I
can’t help being anal about calendrical calculations…
This isn’t homework. i was doing a tutorial and it said make a app that
counts the seconds of someone. and i was all like ok! and i did it but i
couldn’t figure the last art out. thanks!

On Oct 7, 2010, at 05:31 , Rick DeNatale wrote:

That might explain why Ryan seems to get, shall we say, a bit
crotchety at times.

And I thought I was old.

Pththththt

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