```My apologies for the brevity and lack of explanation (I'm about to try
to catch a train), but this might do the sort of thing that you want?
(I think for coerce to work as you'd expect you need the operands(?)
in the coerce array to be in the same order as in the calculation.
Sorry if that doesn't make any sense! A fuller explanation will follow
quite a bit later if you need one.)

class Point
attr_accessor :x, :y
def initialize(x,y); @x, @y = x, y; end

def -(q)
return Point.new(@x - q.x, @y - q.y) if q.kind_of? Point
Point.new(@x - q, @y - q)
end

def *(c); Point.new(@x * c, @y * c); end

def -@(); Point.new(-@x, -@y); end

def coerce(something); [Point::Coerce.new(something), self]; end
end

class Point::Coerce

def initialize(v); @value = v; end

def *(p)
puts "Point::Coerce #{@value} * #{p.inspect}"
Point.new(@value * p.x, @value * p.y)
end

def -(p)
puts "Point::Coerce #{@value} - #{p.inspect}"
Point.new(@value - p.x, @value - p.y)
end
end

p = Point.new(200,100)
q = Point.new(80,70)
puts
p p, q
puts
p (-p)
puts
p p - q
p q - p
puts
p p * 3
p 5 * p
puts
p p - 30
p 30 - p

```