hi, i hope there is something small i miss here.

The Problem:

1) this is a simple mathematical equation which returns me extraordinarily big numbers

2) not major important : i dont know how to add a item to a listbox (im using delphi 5)

i have included my attempts.

i also have a link to a 50k zip file , including a JPG of the assignment.

this is not a homework exercise, i tried for at least a hour and a half and end up with jack.

http://home.ripway.com/2004-8/159283/dq7.zip
this is the question:

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a small program is writter to determine if groups of animals are becoming

bigger or smaller

this is the formula:

Next Population = Population * Growth Factor / 100

the user interface contains a spinedit : sedGrowthFactor

and a spinedit sedPopulation. when the user enter clikcs on Next

forecast button two things happen. Program calculates predicted number of animals

and displays this in sedPopulation.

thus for e.g. the user enters a growth factor of 120,

and Currentpopulation of 100, and Growth factor of 15 then

it would say:

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Iteration 5 Initial = 115 Final = 138

Iteration 6 Initial = 138 Final = 165

Iteration 7 Initial = 165 Final = 198 ( i get 16842838)

My Attempt:

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unit A1Q7;

interface

uses

Windows, Messages, SysUtils, Classes, Graphics, Controls, Forms, Dialogs,

StdCtrls, Buttons, ComCtrls, Spin;

type

TForm1 = class(TForm)

bmpResetClick: TBitBtn;

sedFactor: TSpinEdit;

sedPopulation: TSpinEdit;

sedIteration: TSpinEdit;

Label1: TLabel;

Label2: TLabel;

Label3: TLabel;

btnNextForecast: TButton;

lstPopulations: TListBox;

procedure bmpResetClickClick(Sender: TObject);

procedure btnNextForecastClick(Sender: TObject);

private

{ Private declarations }

public

{ Public declarations }

end;

var

Form1: TForm1;

implementation

{$R *.DFM}

procedure TForm1.bmpResetClickClick(Sender: TObject);

begin

sedFactor.Value := 100;

sedPopulation.value := 0;

sedIteration.value := 0;

sedPopulation.Enabled := True;

lstPopulations.Clear;

end;

procedure TForm1.btnNextForecastClick(Sender: TObject);

var

NextPopulation,Population,GrowthFactor,Iteration : Integer;

s : string;

i : integer;

begin

Iteration := sedIteration.value;

GrowthFactor := sedFactor.value;

for i := 1 to Iteration do

begin

Population := NextPopulation;

//NextPopulation := strToInt(FloatToStr((Population * GrowthFactor) / 100));

//NextPopulation := FloatToInt((Population * GrowthFactor) / 100);

s := FloatToStr((Population * GrowthFactor) / 100);

//lstPopulations.additem('Iteration ' + intToStr(i) + ' Initial = ' + intToStr(Population) + ' Final = ' + inttostr(NextPopulation))

end;

sedPopulation.value := NextPopulation;

sedPopulation.Enabled := False;

end;

end.