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Here is my script that works.  I need to have the numbers, when generated, not be duplicated.  I understand that I should use an array, but I do not know how.  Some clarification would be appreciated.  Thank you.

import java.util.Random;
public class Math
{
   public static void main ( String args[] )
   {
      Random randomNumbers = new Random();
      int number;
      for ( int counter = 1; counter <= 30; counter++)
      {
         number = 1 + randomNumbers.nextInt( 49 );
         System.out.printf("%d   ", number);
         if ( counter % 6 == 0 )
            System.out.println();
      }
   }
}
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import java.util.Random;
public class Math
{
   public static void main ( String args[] )
   {
      Random randomNumbers = new Random();
      int number;
bool[] oldnums = new int[50];
      for ( int counter = 1; counter <= 30; counter++)
      {
while(oldnums[number]){number = 1 + randomNumbers.nextInt( 49 );}
 
         System.out.printf("%d   ", number);
         if ( counter % 6 == 0 )
            System.out.println();
      }
   }
}

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by:suekathur
ID: 22803659
The way I read the code is that you want to use a boolean stating that oldnums will equal a new integer and if the old number equals the same number then continue with the random number selection.  Am I reading this right?
I also tried running the new code and it does not work so I know things are missing.  Can you point me in the right direction, please.  Thanks
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by:sh0e
sh0e earned 375 total points
ID: 22804043
Correct.  It's the easiest  way.  Just two lines.

I made a typo, it's boolean not bool.

import java.util.Random;
public class Math
{
   public static void main ( String args[] )
   {
      Random randomNumbers = new Random();
      int number;
boolean[] oldnums = new int[50];
      for ( int counter = 1; counter <= 30; counter++)
      {
while(oldnums[number]){number = 1 + randomNumbers.nextInt( 49 );}
 
         System.out.printf("%d   ", number);
         if ( counter % 6 == 0 )
            System.out.println();
      }
   }
}

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by:suekathur
ID: 22804150
When running the code I get the following error:
incompatible types
found: int[]
required: boolean[]
boolean[] oldnums = new int[50];
I know that the boolean will need to be changed to a string and I have looked on the internet for possible solutions but I do not understand their reasoning.  I found this:  String myString = Integer.toString(my int value).









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by:sh0e
sh0e earned 375 total points
ID: 22804234
Sorry, I don't know what got into me.  I initialized the boolean array wrong.
import java.util.Random;
public class Math
{
   public static void main ( String args[] )
   {
      Random randomNumbers = new Random();
      int number;
boolean[] oldnums = new boolean[50];
      for ( int counter = 1; counter <= 30; counter++)
      {
while(oldnums[number]){number = 1 + randomNumbers.nextInt( 49 );}
 
         System.out.printf("%d   ", number);
         if ( counter % 6 == 0 )
            System.out.println();
      }
   }
}

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by:suekathur
ID: 22804403
Receiving the error: variable number might not have been initialized
while(oldnums[number]){number = 1 + randomNumbers.nextInt( 49 );}
the error happens under the [number] in the code.
Since the number has been intialized as an int number in the above code I do not know whyI am getting this.
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by:sh0e
sh0e earned 375 total points
ID: 22804457

import java.util.Random;
public class Math
{
   public static void main ( String args[] )
   {
      Random randomNumbers = new Random();
      int number;
boolean[] oldnums = new boolean[50];
      for ( int counter = 1; counter <= 30; counter++){
         do{number = 1 + randomNumbers.nextInt( 49 );}while(oldnums[number]);
 
         System.out.printf("%d   ", number);
         if ( counter % 6 == 0 )
            System.out.println();
      }
   }
}

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by:suekathur
ID: 22804743
This still does not work.  I am going to try a different method - maybe two arrays instead of one.
Consider this closed.
Thanks for your help.
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by:suekathur
ID: 31509891
Thank you for your help.  This is getting too complicated for me to understand so I am going to try something else.  It was suggested utilizing two arrays instead of one so I will try that,
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