# Solutions for the second quiz COSC 1306 Fall 2104

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- Solutions for the second quiz COSC 1306 Fall 2104
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- First Question What is the difference between a compiled language and an interpreted language? (25 points)
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- Answer What is the difference between a compiled language and an interpreted language? (25 points) A compiled language is translated before execution into binary code that can be directly executed. An interpreted language is interpreted just before and during execution into something executable.
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- Second question The University of Houston stores your names in a last name first followed by a comma and no space format as in Edison,Thomas Alva. Write a Python 3 function adding a space after the comma to and return something like Edison, Thomas Alva, which is more pleasing to the eye. (25 points). (Hint: I would split the string at the comma and rebuild it with the comma and the space.)
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- Answer def student_name(uh_name): lst = uh_name.split(',') return lst[0] + ', ' + lst[1] Space
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- Second question (variant) The University of Houston stores your names in a last name first followed by a comma and no space format as in Edison,Thomas Alva. Write a Python 3 function adding a space after the comma to and return something like Thomas Alva Edison,, which is more pleasing to the eye. (25 points). (Hint: I would split the string at the comma and rebuild it with the space.)
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- Answer def student_name(uh_name) : lst = uh_name.split(',') return lst[1] + ' ' + lst[0]
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- Third question Write a Python function computing restaurant tips. Your function should have as inputs the amount on the check the purchase and the tip rate in percent. In addition, it should assume a default tip rate of 15 percent. For instance, tip(50) should return 7.50 and tip(100, 18) should return 18. (25 points)
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- Answer def tip(bill, rate = 15) : return bill*rate/100
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- Fourth question Consider the following list containing two events, which themselves are lists: sched = [['1030', 'Faculty meeting'] ['1430', 'COSC 1306']] What would be the outcomes of the following Python statements, taken individually? (35 points) sched [0][0] = '1100' sched [0].append('Must attend') sched.pop(0)
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- Answer sched = [['1030', 'Faculty meeting'] ['1430', 'COSC 1306']] sched [0][0] = '1100' [['1100', 'Faculty meeting'] ['1430', 'COSC 1306']] sched [0].append('Must attend') [['1030', 'Faculty meeting', 'Must attend'] ['1430', 'COSC 1306']] sched.pop(0) [['1430', 'COSC 1306']]
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- Fifth question If lst = ['Ann', 'Barbara', 'Charles'], what would be the outcomes of the following Python statements, taken individually? (45 points) lst.pop() lst[0:1] lst[0] lst[:]
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- Answer If lst = ['Ann', 'Barbara', 'Charles'], what would be the outcomes of the following Python statements, taken individually? (45 points) lst.pop() ['Ann', 'Barbara'] lst[0:1] ['Ann'] lst[0] 'Ann' lst[:] ['Ann', 'Barbara', 'Charles']
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- Sixth question Complete the following program to have it compute the sum of all numbers entered. Your program should end once the user has entered a single minus sign and then print the total. (45 points)
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- Sixth question astring =input('Enter a number or a minus to terminate: ') sum = ___ while ___________: sum =___________ ________________ print('Total is ' + str(sum))
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- Answer astring =input('Enter a number or a minus to terminate: ') sum = 0 while astring != '-' : sum =sum + float(astring) astring =input('Enter a number or a minus to terminate: ') print('Total is ' + str(sum))
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- Seventh question Professor Jenkins has to compute her semester averages. Each of her student records consists of a student name followed by the grades she gave for the essays she assigned to her students as in: ['Avarez, Alonzo', 85, 70, 90, 85] Given that all essays have the same weight, what code will she write? (35 points) (Hint: use the sum() and len() methods and handle correctly students who have not turned in any essay.)
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- Seventh question def semester_average(record): ___________________________ if ________ : return ______________ else: return ______________
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- Answer def semester_average(record): essays= record[1:] # eliminate first entry if len(essays) == 0 : return 0 else: return sum(essays)/len(essays)
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- Seventh question (variant) Professor Patel has to compute her semester averages. Each of her student records consists of a student name followed by the grades she gave for the essays she assigned to her students as in: ['Alvarez', 'Alonzo', 85, 70, 90, 85] Given that all essays have the same weight, what code will she write? (35 points) (Hint: use the sum() and len() methods and handle correctly students who have not turned in any essay.)
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- Answer def semester_average(record): essays= record[2:] # eliminate two entries if len(essays) == 0 : return 0 else: return sum(essays)/len(essays)