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[Easy/Tough] Roman Numerals

 
Jignesh Malavia
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Write a program that converts Roman numerals to Arabic and reverse.
Values:
I = 1 (one)
V = 5 (five)
X = 10 (ten)
L = 50 (fifty)
C = 100 (one hundred)
D = 500 (five hundred)
M = 1000 (one thousand)
Examples:
30 is written as XXX but 15 is not written as VVV
40 is written as XL but 45 is not written as VL
9 is written as IX but 49 is not written as IL and 99 is not written as IC
243 is written as CCXLIII
1510 is written as MDX
1999 is written as MCMXCIX
4,9,40,90,400,900 == IV,IX,XL,XC,CC,CM respectively
Rules:
1) No googling for any more rules or hints.
PS:
If the above is just plain boring, then you can solve this quiz or read about the 1999 problem
 
Michael Dunn
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Here's my lash at it.
 
Joe Pluta
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Here's my shot at it:

This will throw an exception if the Roman numeral is incorrect; it doesn't do any nice error checking like Michael's, but it's short and simple.
Joe
 
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Yup!
You both get an A+ :-)
 
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