I have the following assignment due:

Design a class -say, fraction - that performs the arithmetic and relational operations on fractions. Overload the arithmetic and relational operators so that the appropriate symbols can be used to perform the operation. Also, overload the stream insertion and stream extraction operators for easy input and output.

Write a C++ program that, using the class fraction, performs operations on fractions.

Among other things, test the following:
Suppose x, y, and z are object of the type fraction. If the input is 2 / 3, the statement:
cin >> x; should store 2 / 3 in x. The statement:
cout << x + y << endl; should output the value of x + y in fraction form. The Statement:
z = x + y; should store the sum of x and y in z in fraction form. Your answer need not be in the lowest terms.

my question is how do you store a fraction such as 2/3 into cin>> ?

>my question is how do you store a fraction such as 2/3 into cin>> ?

This is one way.

#include <iostream>

int main()
{
   char slash;
   int x, y;
   std::cout << "fraction? ";
   if ( std::cin >> x &&
        std::cin >> slash &&
        std::cin >> y )
   {
      std::cout << "x = " << x << ", y = " << y << std::endl;
   }
   return 0;
}

/* my output
fraction? 2/3
x = 2, y = 3
*/

the whole fraction 2/3 has to be strored in the variable x. it looks as if you stored 2 in x and 3 in y. "cin >> x; should store 2 / 3 in x."

I don't think you'll be able to store a fraction in a single variable unless you convert it to a decimal. (ie 2/3 = .666666 ) If you need to keep it as a true fraction, then you would have a class with 2 int's, one for the numerator and one for the denominator

Enter the fraction as a string and use one of the many string functions like strtok() to parse the string. Numeric strings can then be converted to numbers.

the whole fraction 2/3 has to be strored in the variable x. it looks as if you stored 2 in x and 3 in y. "cin >> x; should store 2 / 3 in x."

Yes, but...

Design a class -say, fraction

Write a C++ program that, using the class fraction, performs operations on fractions.

Suppose x, y, and z are object of the type fraction. If the input is 2 / 3, the statement:
cin >> x; should store 2 / 3 in x.

[And winbatch has already mentioned this.]

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