troubleshooting Question

strings/classes

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First, I'm new at using classes and have what I believe to be a farely simple question here. I appreciate the help in advance.
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I have a console application that is using a class called family. Here it is so far...
class family
{
private:
      float firstName;
public:
      float getName(float);
};
#endif
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I also have .h file that has a function in it called getName. Here it is so far...
#include <iostream.h>
#include "family.h"

float family::getName (float d)
{
      firstName = d;
      return firstName;
}
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I have another .cpp file....
#include <iostream.h>
#include "family.h"

void main (void)
{
      family member;
      float dad;
      cout<<"Who is the dad?";
      cin >> dad;
      cout<<"His child is then " <<member.getName(dad);
}

where I would like to ask for the father's name and return the children of that family based upon the input. I know I will have to add some to the function, but can you help with that if you have a minute. And also, right now when I enter say, "M" for the dad it returns some random number like -1.07374e+008.

Can you help me with the function and what is needed to be able to retun char data instead of numeric?

Again, thank you.
jandhb

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