# How to determine number of coins ?

If I input \$1.50 in a textbox, I would like to analyze the input, so
it can be determined like, \$1, 2 for 25cents,   or 4 for 25cents, 5 for 10cents.

How to analyze this problem in vb ?
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Commented:
This type of question was previously asked in http://www1.experts-exchange.com/bin/Q.10245098

However, I am posting the answer again modified to include dollars...

Here's the complete example:

Add a textbox and a command button to a new form then add the following code.

Run the program and type the currency into the textbox and press the command button....

THE CODE:

Private Type ExactChange
Dollars As Long
Quarters As Long
Dimes As Long
Nickels As Long
Pennies As Long
End Type
Private Function GetExactChange(cChange As Currency) As ExactChange
Dim iVal As Long
Dim lDL As Long
Dim lQ As Long
Dim lD As Long
Dim lN As Long

iVal = CLng(cChange * 100)
lQ = Fix(iVal / 25): iVal = iVal - (lQ * 25)
lD = Fix(iVal / 10): iVal = iVal - (lD * 10)
lN = Fix(iVal / 5): iVal = iVal - (lN * 5)
lDL = Fix(lQ / 4): lQ = lQ - (lDL * 4)
GetExactChange.Dollars = lDL
GetExactChange.Quarters = lQ
GetExactChange.Dimes = lD
GetExactChange.Nickels = lN
GetExactChange.Pennies = iVal
End Function
Private Sub Command1_Click()
With GetExactChange(CCur(Text1.Text))
MsgBox "Dollars: " & CStr(.Dollars) & vbCrLf & _
"Quarters: " & CStr(.Quarters) & vbCrLf & _
"Dimes: " & CStr(.Dimes) & vbCrLf & _
"Nickels: " & CStr(.Nickels) & vbCrLf & _
"Pennies: " & CStr(.Pennies)
End With
End Sub
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Commented:
Private Sub Command1_Click()
Dim price_enetered As String
'declared variables
Dim first_value As Integer
Dim second_value As Integer
Dim one_var As String
Dim remainder As Integer

'flagged
Dim flag_set As Integer

For wtab = 1 To Len(Text1.Text)
Let one_var = Mid(Text1.Text, wtab, 1)
If one_var = "." Then
first_value = Mid(Text1.Text, 1, wtab - 1)
second_value = Mid(Text1.Text, wtab + 1, Len(Text1.Text))
End If
Next wtab
'divide the first value to see what it will divide into
'there are three 4 notes in my currency
'£5 £10 £20 £50
'The first value
'i have only done this as a value of £10
'you can work the rest out from this
If first_value < 2 Then
List1.AddItem first_value & " Pound Coin"
Else
If first_value < 5 Then
List1.AddItem first_value & " Pound Coins"

Else
If first_value < 10 Then
remainder = first_value - 5
If remainder < 2 Then
List1.AddItem "5 pound note " & remainder & " Pound Coin"
Else
List1.AddItem "5 pound note " & remainder & " Pound Coins"
End If
End If
End If
End If
'i have only done the first instance
If second_value > 5 Then
Let remainder = second_value - 5
If remainder < 2 Then
List1.AddItem "5 pence piece and " & remainder & " pence piece"
Else
List1.AddItem "5 pence and " & remainder & " penny pieces"
End If
End If
Let price_entered = Text1.Text

End Sub

i hope this gives you what you need !!! i have only coded the first instances but at least it will give you an idea where to start from :^)

get in touch if you need any help

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Author Commented:
Slightly_Imperfect  :

How to change your program, so it will fit USA coins, like \$1, 50, 25, 10 and 5 cents ?
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Commented:
Here is the answer you were looking for !!!!

i hope i have got the currency right !!!
:^)

Private Sub Command1_Click()

Dim price_enetered As String
'declared variables
Dim first_value As Integer
Dim second_value As Integer
Dim one_var As String
Dim remainder As Integer
Dim last_value As Integer
'flagged
Dim flag_set As Integer

For wtab = 1 To Len(Text1.Text)
Let one_var = Mid(Text1.Text, wtab, 1)
If one_var = "." Then
first_value = Mid(Text1.Text, 1, wtab - 1)
second_value = Mid(Text1.Text, wtab + 1, Len(Text1.Text))
End If
Next wtab
'divide the first value to see what it will divide into
'there are three 4 notes in my currency
'£5 £10 £20 £50
'The first value
'i have only done this as a value of £10
'you can work the rest out from this
If first_value < 2 Then
List1.AddItem first_value & " Dollar Coin"
Else
If first_value < 5 Then
List1.AddItem first_value & " Dollar Coins"

Else
If first_value < 10 Then
remainder = first_value - 5
If remainder < 2 Then
List1.AddItem "5 dollar bill " & remainder & " Dollar Bill"
Else
List1.AddItem "5 dollar bill " & remainder & " Dollar Bill"
End If
End If
End If
End If
'i have only done the first instance
Let remainder = Mid(second_value, 1, 1) - 5
Let last_value = Mid(second_value, 2, 1)
If remainder < 2 Then
List1.AddItem "50 CENTS and " & remainder & last_value & " CENT"
Else
List1.AddItem "50 CENTS and " & remainder & last_value & " CENTS"
End If
Let price_entered = Text1.Text

End Sub

add a command button a listbox and a textbox then paste the code into the command button it should work !!!!

if i got the terminalogy wrong just play about with it at least you have got the principle!!!!

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