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Char Array in C#

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Hi,

I am beginner to C#. Can someone show me an example where program is accepting two numbers upto 256 digits using char arrays and then adding those two numbers using C#.

I would really appreciate help on this.

Arpita
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by:Razzie_
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Sounds like homework. Why do you want it done that way?
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yes it is a homework. Its program that accepts two numbers of 256 digits each and after accepting two numbers it adds those two. Is there another way of doing it?

Thanks

arpita
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I can write simple program declaring two integer variable but my only problem is 256 digits limit.

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by:AvonWyss
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Well, use a byte - not a char. A char in the .NET world is unicode and thus not 8 bits anyways, apart from not being a numeric type alltogether.
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a_goat earned 125 total points
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OK, basically don't think of it as character arrays.  Use two strings to read in the values.  Then you have to remember your old grade school addition:

345678
+24601
---------
370279

Just start from the end of each string and add the two numbers together (you can convert the characters to numbers in a number of ways, my favorite is (byte)NextCharacter - 48)  Don't forget to handle the case where you have to carry a one over to the next column.  Build your result string as you go.

Was that vague enough to pass EE guidelines yet specific enough to help?
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Thanks goat. This helps. It answers my question. all I needed was a guideline not a solution.
Thank You.
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Goat solved the question... see author comment 10/13/2004 04:52PM CEST
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