# Writing Functions 2 (Functions)

1. Copy the following function (which converts weights in pounds to weights in grams and rounds them) into your assignment. Replace the `________`

with the variable names for the input and output. Replace `__`

with a number so that by default the function will round the output to one decimal place.

```
convert_pounds_to_grams <- function(________, numdigits = __) {
grams <- 453.6 * pounds
rounded <- round(grams, digits = numdigits)
return(________)
}
```

Use the function to calculate how many grams there are in 4.3 pounds using the default for the number of decimal places.

2. Write a function called `get_height_from_weight`

that takes three arguments, `weight`

, `a`

, and `b`

, and returns an estimate of `height`

using `height = a * weight ^ b`

(a prediction from a power model). Give it default arguments of `a`

= 12 and `b`

= 0.38. There should be no default value for `weight`

. Use the default argument values (by passing only the value of `weight`

to the function) to calculate `height`

when `weight`

= 42.

3. The function in (2) assumes that the weight is provided in grams. Use the functions from (1) and (2) in combination to estimate the height for an animal that weighs 2 pounds using the default value for `a`

, but changing the value for `b`

to 0.32.

*Expected outputs for Writing Functions 2:*

*1*