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There's something very wrong with this function...month and day aren't being changed, and I can't figure out why! Also, I'm trying to check for bad data (also wanted to check to see if its valid at all, but that didn't quite work).  I put into /* to isolate the other problem, but I would like this fixed too.void getdata(int *month, int *day)

        {


        printf("Please enter the month and day in the format mm/dd.");

        scanf("%d/%d", *month, *day);

        /* while(*month>12||*month<1||*day<1||*day>31)
                {
                printf("\nInput is incorrect. Please reenter:");
                scanf("%d/%d", *month, *day);
                } */
        }                    

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by:SaraBiz
ID: 2767602
Sorry, forgot to add this part...


int main(void)

        {
        int month=0, day=0;

        getdata(&month, &day);
        printf("%d, %d", month, day);
        }        

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meerak earned 200 total points
ID: 2767690
The problem is the parameter to the routine scanf. It
should be
scanf("%d/%d", month, day); .

A "*" should not be present. Parameters should be passed by
reference to the scanf funtion.
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