View the step-by-step solution to:

An airline vice president in charge of operations needs to determine whether the current estimates of flight times are accurate.

An airline vice president in charge of operations needs to determine whether the current estimates of flight times are accurate.  because there is a larger possiblity of variations due to wether and air traffic in the longer flights, he allows a larger error in the time estimates for them.  He compares an actual flight time with the estimated flight time and considers the estimate to be too large, acceptable, or too small, depending on the following table of acceptable error margins:
Estimated flight time in minutes           Acceptable error margin in minutes
0-29                                                    1
30-59                                                  2
60-89                                                  3
90-119                                                4
120-179                                               6
180-239                                               8
240-359                                              13
360 or more                                        17
For example, if an estimated flight time is 106 mins, the acceptable error margin is 4 mins.  Thus, the estimated flight time is too large if the actual flight time is less than 102 mins, or the estimated flight time is too large if the actual flight time is greater than 110 mins; otherwise, the estimate is acceptable.
Write a function that uses a switch statement to determine the acceptable error for a given estimated flight time, according to this table.  Use the function in a program that reads an estimated flight time and an actual flight time and then determines whether the estimated time is too large, acceptable, or too small.  If the estimated flight time is too large or too small, the program should also print the amount of the overestimate or underestimate.

Recently Asked Questions

Why Join Course Hero?

Course Hero has all the homework and study help you need to succeed! We’ve got course-specific notes, study guides, and practice tests along with expert tutors.

-

Educational Resources
  • -

    Study Documents

    Find the best study resources around, tagged to your specific courses. Share your own to gain free Course Hero access.

    Browse Documents
  • -

    Question & Answers

    Get one-on-one homework help from our expert tutors—available online 24/7. Ask your own questions or browse existing Q&A threads. Satisfaction guaranteed!

    Ask a Question