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I need to generate numbers from 1 to 9. How should i write it, what header file i should use?
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Question by:HonAlan
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sunnycoder earned 375 total points
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Hi HonAlan,

use rand function
it is generally defined in stdlib.h
use srand to seed the rand function
refer to their man pages for help

num=rand()%9 +1 should give you what you want

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by:PaulCaswell
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Sunnycoder is right! .... This time ;)
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by:tzxie2000
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#include <math.h>

and read rand/randomize function's descripe carefully and you can get any random number
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lol, thanks Paul
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by:kopos
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Hi HonAlan,
Actually rand() returns a float value. So rand()%9 will mostly always be equal to 0.00 ( a float moded with an integer always equals a zero).

The solution i prefer using is

#include<math.h>
srand(time(null));
rand_num = (int)((rand()%RAND_MAX)*9.0) + 1;
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