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# cannot divide by zero c++

Posted on 2011-09-23
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Hello i'm trying to get my program to work correctly.. the program is very simple all it does is caculate various basic math operations.. i have posted what it is suppose to do
Please enter two integer values separated by whitespace: 5 2
Here are the results:
5 plus 2 equals 7
5 minus 2 equals 3
5 multiplied by 2 equals 10
5 divided by 2 equals 2 with a remainder of 1
But with the second operand having a value of zero, we should see the following:

Please enter two integer values separated by whitespace: 5 0
Here are the results:
5 plus 0 equals 5
5 minus 0 equals 5
5 multiplied by 0 equals 0
Division by zero is undefined...

although my code something is wrong and still passing the zero to the function even though it's suppose to say "Division by zero is undefined..."  i have posted my code below..

``````#include <iostream>
using namespace std;
void CalcIntResults(int value1, int value2,  int &addition_total, int &minus_total, int &mulplication, int &division, int &reminder);

int main(void)
{
int number1;
int number2;

int minus;
int mulplication;
int division;
int reminder;

cout <<"Please enter two integer values seperated by whitespace: ";
cin >> number1 >>number2;
CalcIntResults(number1, number2, addition, minus, mulplication, division, reminder);

cout <<number1 <<" plus " <<number2 <<" equals " <<addition <<endl;
cout <<number1 <<" minus "<<number2 <<" equal " <<minus <<endl;
cout <<number1 <<" multiplied " <<number2 <<" equals " <<mulplication <<endl;

if(number2!=0)
{
cout <<number1 <<" divided " <<number2 <<" equals " <<division;
}

else

{
cout <<"Division by zero is undefined";
}

if((number1 % number2)!=0)
{
cout <<" reminder of " << reminder;

}
else
{
cout <<" no reminder";
}

}
void CalcIntResults(int value1, int value2, int &addition_total, int &minus_total, int &mulplication, int &division, int &reminder)
{
minus_total= value1-value2;
mulplication= value1*value2;

if(value2 !=0)
{
division = value1/value2;
}
else
{
cout <<"Division by zero is undefined";
}

}
``````
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Expert Comment

ID: 36589008
try changing line 24 to this:

if(number2!='0')
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Expert Comment

ID: 36589018
if that doesnt work (which it probably will) try this:

if(number2!="0")

the operators in c++ are extermely sensitive, and a char or string (as returned from stding) will not be cast to an int unless explicitly specified. another thing to try is

if(int<number2>!=0)

/\ this is probably best solution
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Expert Comment

ID: 36589029
I see that you are casting it to an int, i'm going to pull out my compiler and check it out

(try my solution just for fun, it may work :) )
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themrrobert earned 2000 total points
ID: 36589049
I found the problem: use this code

Problem solved B)
``````if(number2!=0)
{
cout <<number1 <<" divided " <<number2 <<" equals " <<division;
if((number1 % number2)!=0)
{
cout <<" reminder of " << reminder;

}
else
{
cout <<" no reminder";
}
}

else

{
cout <<"Division by zero is undefined";
}
``````
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Expert Comment

ID: 36589074
Complete code, just to make it easier: (sorry for spamming, my brain is on overload right now )
``````#include <iostream>
using namespace std;
void CalcIntResults(int value1, int value2,  int &addition_total, int &minus_total, int &mulplication, int &division, int &reminder);

int main(void)
{
int number1;
int number2;

int minus;
int mulplication;
int division;
int reminder;

cout <<"Please enter two integer values seperated by whitespace: ";
cin >> number1 >>number2;
CalcIntResults(number1, number2, addition, minus, mulplication, division, reminder);

cout <<number1 <<" plus " <<number2 <<" equals " <<addition <<endl;
cout <<number1 <<" minus "<<number2 <<" equal " <<minus <<endl;
cout <<number1 <<" multiplied " <<number2 <<" equals " <<mulplication <<endl;

if(number2!=0)
{
cout <<number1 <<" divided " <<number2 <<" equals " <<division;
if((number1 % number2)!=0)
{
cout <<" reminder of " << reminder;

}
else
{
cout <<" no reminder";
}
}

else

{
cout <<"Division by zero is undefined";
}

}
void CalcIntResults(int value1, int value2, int &addition_total, int &minus_total, int &mulplication, int &division, int &reminder)
{
minus_total= value1-value2;
mulplication= value1*value2;

if(value2 !=0)
{
division = value1/value2;
}
else
{
cout <<"Division by zero is undefined";
}

}
``````
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Author Closing Comment

ID: 36589105
thanks i was very close this one was a bit tricky... thanks !!!!
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