Can anyone help get me started?

Hey guys,

Basically I need to write a program that takes a users input of addition or subtraction expressions (separated by a ";") and give an answer to them. However, I am confused on how I am supposed to get the actual numbers out of the string of text.

Clarification

The program must take a users input of addition or subtraction expressions ending with a ";" then convert the numbers in the string to integers and complete the expression by giving the answer.

Example

Welcome to the Expression Calculator

Enter a line of expressions:

-5 + 6 - 2 ; 2 – 4– 8; 16 +-18 - -1;

Expression 1: value = -1

Expression 2: value = -10

Expression 3: value = -1

Requirements

Your program must give error messages in the following cases:

o A missing semi-colon on the last expression

o The use of any operator other than + or -

o Any deviation from the pattern of “number plus/minus number plus/minus …”

There is no restriction on the number of spaces

Thanks a lot guys!

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