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Vending Machine Porgram

I know some of the functions I need but I don't have a clue on the syntax whatsoever @_@

I'm trying to make a vending machine using php that sells 65 cent chocolate bars and takes quarters, dimes and nickels. Instead of having user input I want to use the rand(0, 10) function three times to choose the number of coins of each type entered. It has to then add up how much money total and how many candy bars and change.

I want the display page to say the number of each type of coin entered (just a print out of the data generated by rand(0,10) I think), the total money entered in dollars, and the number of candy bars that were eventually dispensed. :-/
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This should put in right direction........

$num_to_purchase = rand(0,10);
$quarters= rand(0,10);
$dimes= rand(0,10);
$nickels= rand(0,10);

$totaldollars = 0.25 * $quarters  + 0.10*$dimes + 0.05 * $nickels;
$totalcost = 0.65 * $num_to_purchase;

 $change = totaldollars-$totalcost;

if ($change > 0)
   print "your change is $change"
else print "Still ".(-1*($change))." dollars is required."

 $change = totaldollars-$totalcost;

should be

 $change = $totaldollars-$totalcost;

if($_GET['vend'] == "true"){
      $priceperbar = "0.25";
      $quarters = rand(0,10);
      $dimes = rand(0,10);
      $nickels = rand(0,10);
      $total = ($quarters * 0.25)+($dimes * 0.10)+($nickels * 0.05);
      if($total > 0){
            $bars = floor($total/$priceperbar);
            $change = fmod($total,$priceperbar);
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
<title>Untitled Document</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<table width="300" border="0" cellspacing="3" cellpadding="3">
  <form name="form1" action="?vend=true" method="post">
    <td colspan="2"><div align="center">
      <input type="submit" name="submit" value="Vend"></a>
 <?php if($_GET['vend'] == "true"){ ?>
    <td>Quarters Used: </td>
    <td><?php echo $quarters; ?></td>
    <td>Dimes Used: </td>
    <td><?php echo $dimes; ?></td>
    <td>Nickels Used: </td>
    <td><?php echo $nickels; ?></td>
    <td colspan="2">You pumped a total of $<?php echo $total; ?> into this machine and got <?php echo $bars; ?> candy bars for it!</td>
    <td colspan="2">
      <?php if($change > 0){ ?>
      Sorry but this machine does not give change. You've been robbed of <?php echo $change; ?> cents!
      <?php } ?>
 <?php } ?>

$total = ($quarters * 0.25)+($dimes * 0.10)+($nickels * 0.05);  Should be...  $total = number_format(($quarters * 0.25)+($dimes * 0.10)+($nickels * 0.05),2);

$change = fmod($total,$priceperbar);  Should be...  $change = number_format(fmod($total,$priceperbar),2);

Oh and change...

You've been robbed of <?php echo $change; ?> cents!   To...   You've been robbed of $<?php echo $change; ?>!

I really shouldgo to sleep now! :)
Wraith10Author Commented:
venkateshwarr I did try yours first but I ended up with a parse error, could be my bad though.
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