a C++ program (arrays and pointers)

Posted on 2007-07-22
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Last Modified: 2010-04-01
Hi all,
       I have this program to write in C++ and I have no idea how I should do it. Here is the details:
             I have to write a C++ program that allows the user to enter 100 integer data values to fill up an array, and then does the following. Introduce three pointers(to int) p, q and r. Set p and r to point to the first entry in the array. Set q to point just beyond the last entry in the array. Without introducing any integer variables, set up a loop in which p is incremented until it also points just beyond the end of the array. Also (inside the loop), whenever p points to a number that is bigger than the number r points to, then change r so that it also points to the same number p points to.
Question by:siddhuoops
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Anthony2000 earned 2000 total points
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Would it help if I give you a rough outline of what you need to do and then you write the c++ code. Is this a homework assignment?

break the problem into small chunks

prompt a user to enter an integer  (cout << "Please enter an integer: ";)

repeat the above step 100 times

if the array in called user_integers, then
p = r = &user_integers[0]; // point to first element in the array

q = &user_integers[100];

loop using p, test p < q, increment p

if *p > *r then r = p

That about does it. Can you now complete the details...


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Was I wrong to help the way I did???

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thank you both anthony2000 and jkr for guiding me to the right direction...yeah its a homework assignment and its a part of my project...i am completely aware of the fact that I am here for the guidance not to get a full solution..I should have mentioned that in my question...but the idea that you provided anthony2000 will definitely help me in completing my tasks...I will take that as a guideline and start working in it...thank you
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If you have some code ready, then don't hesitate to post it here, and we can have a look at it to help you further in case that's needed.

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