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Homework Help: Computer (Programming with Python)

Posted by Jaizzer on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 4:17am.

Problem 1:
Multiplication Drill
Computers can perform calculations extremely quickly and accurately, but it's often handy to calculate with the computers we carry around inside our heads.

Write a program to drill you in multiplication tables. Your program should read a single line of input containing an integer, and print out the multiples of that number up to 12 times that number.

Here is an example interactive session between your program and a user:
Enter a number: 3

3 x 1 = 3
3 x 2 = 6
3 x 3 = 9
3 x 4 = 12
3 x 5 = 15
3 x 6 = 18
3 x 7 = 21
3 x 8 = 24
3 x 9 = 27
3 x 10 = 30
3 x 11 = 33
3 x 12 = 36

Problem 2:
Pyramids

You have always wanted to visit the Pyramids of Giza but unfortunately you've got too much homework to do!

To try and help with your travel withdrawals, you decide to write a program to generate pyramids for you. ASCII art pyramids are the next best thing, right?

Write a Python program to read in the width of the pyramid. Your program should then print out a pyramid using asterisks. For example:

Enter width: 2
*
* *

Problem 3:

Simon Says

Simon Says is a children’s game in which a leader gives instructions in the form of "Simon says put your hands in the air" and the players have to do what they say. However, if the leader gives an instruction without starting with 'Simon says' the players do nothing.

Write a program that plays this game. It should read in lines of input until a blank line is entered. If the line starts with Simon says it should print out the rest of the line. Lines that do not start with Simon says should be ignored.

Here is an example interaction between your program and the user:

Enter: jump
Enter: Simon says shout loudly
shout loudly
Enter: Simon would like you to eat a frog
Enter: Simon says clap your hands