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Splitting money many ways - formatted printing
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Source code: ck Module: P207

=head1 Splitting Money many ways

Scenario - You have 21 nieces and nephews, and you're going
to spend a certain amount of money on them for presents - let's
say a total of 1000 pounds. But some of the nieces and nephews
may not be in favour (for example, you were not thanked for last
year's gift) so you'll split their share amongst the others.

Produce a table, nicely formatted, showing how much money you'll
be spending on each child depending on how many are in favour.


$kids = 21;
$gift = 1000;
for ($k=1 ; $k<=$kids; $k++) {
        $each = $gift / $k;
        printf "%2d in favours - each gets %7.2f\n",
                $k, $each;


Sample results:

Dorothy:p82 grahamellis$ perl ck
 1 in favours - each gets 1000.00
 2 in favours - each gets 500.00
 3 in favours - each gets 333.33
 4 in favours - each gets 250.00
 5 in favours - each gets 200.00
 6 in favours - each gets 166.67
 7 in favours - each gets 142.86
 8 in favours - each gets 125.00
 9 in favours - each gets 111.11
10 in favours - each gets 100.00
11 in favours - each gets 90.91
12 in favours - each gets 83.33
13 in favours - each gets 76.92
14 in favours - each gets 71.43
15 in favours - each gets 66.67
16 in favours - each gets 62.50
17 in favours - each gets 58.82
18 in favours - each gets 55.56
19 in favours - each gets 52.63
20 in favours - each gets 50.00
21 in favours - each gets 47.62
Dorothy:p82 grahamellis$

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