# 1. Introduction

Counting the number of digits in a given number is a fundamental operation in many algorithms and applications. In this tutorial, we will learn how to count the number of digits in a number using a Ruby program.

# 2. Program Steps

1. Set up the Ruby development environment.

2. Prompt the user to input a number.

3. Convert the number to a string and determine its length.

4. Display the count of digits to the user.

# 3. Code Program

``````# Prompt the user for a number
puts "Enter a number:"
number = gets.chomp.to_i
# Count the number of digits in the number
num_digits = number.to_s.length
# Display the count of digits to the user
puts "The number #{number} has #{num_digits} digits."
``````

### Output:

```Enter a number:
56789
The number 56789 has 5 digits.
```

### Explanation:

1. gets: This is used to capture user input.

2. chomp: Removes the newline character from the user input.

3. to_i: Converts the string input to an integer.

4. to_s: Converts the given number into a string representation.

5. length: Returns the number of characters in the string, which is equivalent to the number of digits in our number.

By converting the number to a string representation and then determining its length, we can easily figure out how many digits the number comprises.