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Unit Conversion (#183)
Google added a calculator to its search engine a while back. Enter
“convert 50 miles to kilometers”, or even just “50 mi to km”, and the
first “search” result will tell you that 50 miles is 80.4672
kilometers. This works for units other than length. Try “33 ml to
gal”, “6 hours to minutes”, and"50 stones to lbs", and you’ll see that
Google’s calculator knows a lot of different units and how to convert
between them all.
Your task is to write a units converter script. The input to the
script must be three arguments: the quantity, the source units, and
the destination units. The first example above would be run like this:
$ ruby convert.rb 50 miles kilometers
Or, using abbreviations:
$ ruby convert.rb 50 mi km
Support as many units and categories of units (i.e. volume, length,
weight, etc.) as you can, along with appropriate abbreviations for