Freelancer Rates
Freelancer Rates

Freelancer Rates

Learning Exercise

While completing Freelancer Rates, you'll learn 2 concepts


In this exercise you'll be writing code to help a freelancer communicate with a project manager by providing a few utilities to quickly calculate daily and monthly rates, optionally with a given discount.

We first establish a few rules between the freelancer and the project manager:

  • The daily rate is 8 times the hourly rate.
  • A month has 22 billable days.

The freelancer is offering to apply a discount if the project manager chooses to let the freelancer bill per month, which can come in handy if there is a certain budget the project manager has to work with.

Discounts are modeled as fractional numbers representing percentage, for example 25.0 (25%).

1. Calculate the daily rate given an hourly rate

Implement a function to calculate the daily rate given an hourly rate:

# => 480.0

The returned daily rate should be a float.

2. Calculate a discounted price

Implement a function to calculate the price after a discount.

FreelancerRates.apply_discount(150, 10)
# => 135.0

The returned value should always be a float, not rounded in any way.

3. Calculate the monthly rate, given an hourly rate and a discount

Implement a function to calculate the monthly rate, and apply a discount:

FreelancerRates.monthly_rate(77, 10.5)
# => 12130

The returned monthly rate should be rounded up (take the ceiling) to the nearest integer.

4. Calculate the number of workdays given a budget, hourly rate and discount

Implement a function that takes a budget, an hourly rate, and a discount, and calculates how many days of work that covers.

FreelancerRates.days_in_budget(20000, 80, 11.0)
# => 35.1

The returned number of days should be rounded down (take the floor) to one decimal place.

Last updated 7 February 2023
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