1123 - Roman Expressions
Time Limit : 1 Second
Memory Limit : 128 MB
- As any other marketing company, ACM produces a lot of funky advertising items that may
contain a logo and be given to customers and business partners as small gifts. A unique specialty
of ACM is a calculator that uses roman numbers.
Roman numbers are able to express any non-negative integer using uppercase letters:
Numbers are created by appending several letters together, the letter representing a higher value
must always precede letters with lower values. The only exception are the letters “I”, “X”, and
“C”, they may be used before higher letters to form values expressed by digits 4 and 9. The only
possible combinations are:
Pair of Letters Value
Any roman number must ﬁrst express thousands, then hundreds, tens, and ones. Therefore, 499
must always be written as “CDXCIX”, not “ID”.
Although not very practical, this gift is considered extremely “cooooool”. Your task is to write
software for that calculator.
- The input will consist from commands, each written on a separate line. Possible commands are
assignments, “RESET”, and “QUIT”.
An assignment command starts with a single digit representing one of ten registers that the
calculator has. The register number is followed by an equal sign (“=”) and an expression. The
expression will consist only from valid roman numbers, register names (digits), plus (“+”) and
minus (“-”) signs. You may assume that the expression will always be valid and no longer than
- For each command, output a single line. For assignments, print the register name, equal sign,
and the value that is being assigned to that register. Instead of it, print the word “Error”, if the
expression contains a reference to a register that has not been assigned before, or if the result
is negative or larger than 10000. In such cases, no change to register values is made.
For RESET commands, invalidate all previous register assignments and print the word “Ready”.
The QUIT command will be the last one. Print the word “Bye” and terminate the program.
- sample input
1=MC+IV-X 1=1+1 RESET 1=1+X 1=MM 1=1+1+1+1+1 2=1+1 QUIT
- sample output
1=MXCIV 1=MMCLXXXVIII Ready Error 1=MM 1=MMMMMMMMMM Error Bye
- CTU Open Contest 2007