I’ve just started using ruby for a programming/math class I’m doing at

school. Was asked to write a program that finds sum min max and avge of

a random set of numbers. Have managed to write that program but it is

overly complicated. What I was wondering is if I can store this

if

max < num1

max = num1

end

if

num1 < min

min = num1

end

(repeated 8 times)

code into something that’s run once but read the variables from an array

so I don’t have to keep typing it and adding it in if I feel like adding

more numbers.

If I haven’t explained myself that well I’ll clarify if you need it.

Thanks

Here’s the full code

num1 = rand(10000)

num2 = rand(10000)

num3 = rand(10000)

num4 = rand(10000)

num5 = rand(10000)

num6 = rand(10000)

num7 = rand(10000)

num8 = rand(10000)

max = 0

min = 10001

puts num1

puts num2

puts num3

puts num4

puts num5

puts num6

puts num7

puts num8

if

max < num1

max = num1

end

if

max < num2

max = num2

end

if

max < num3

max = num3

end

if

max < num4

max = num4

end

if

max < num5

max = num5

end

if

max < num6

max = num6

end

if

max < num7

max = num7

end

if

max < num8

max = num8

end

if

num1 < min

min = num1

end

if

num2 < min

min = num2

end

if

num3 < min

min = num3

end

if

num4 < min

min = num4

end

if

num5 < min

min = num5

end

if

num6 < min

min = num6

end

if

num7 < min

min = num7

end

if

num8 < min

min = num8

end

sum = num1 + num2 + num3 + num4 + num5 + num6 + num7 + num8

avge = sum / 8s

puts

puts 'sum = ’ + sum.to_s + ‘.’

puts

puts 'max = ’ + max.to_s + ‘.’

puts

puts 'min = ’ + min.to_s + ‘.’

puts

puts 'Average = ’ + avge.to_s + ‘.’

puts

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