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Hi everyone I'm doing the following exercise: Write a program that asks the user to input two real numbers n1 and n2. Compute the sum n1 + n2, the difference n1 - n2, the product n1 * n2 and the quotient n1 / n2 (assume n2 non-zero) and output the results. Your program output should be formatted as follows: Enter a real number: 64.67 Enter a real number: -14.2 64.67 + -14.2 = 50.47 64.67 - -14.2 = 78.87 64.67 * -14.2 = -918.314 64.67 / -14.2 = -4.55423 Press any key to continue... I use the following source code:

// Prompt the user to input 2 real numbers
// Then compute the sum, difference, product and quotient

#include <iostream>

using namespace std;

int main()
{
float n1 = 0.0f;
float n2 = 0.0f;
float Sum = n1 + n2;
float Diff = n1 = n2;
float Prod = n1 * n2;
float Quot = n1 / n2;

cout << "Enter a real number n1: ";						// Output
cin >> n1;												// Get Input

cout << "Enter a real number n2: ";						// Output
cin >> n2;												// Get Input

// Perform sum
cout << n1 << " + " << n2 << ' = ' << Sum;
cout << endl;

// Perform difference
cout << n1 << " - " << n2 << " = " << Diff;
cout << endl;

// Perform product
cout << n1 << " * " << n2 << " = " << Prod;
cout << endl;

// Perform quotient
cout << n1 << " / " << n2 << " = " << Quot;

cout << endl;											// Output another 2 new lines
}


In the console window, I get: Enter a real number n1: 64.67 Enter a real number n2: -14.2 64.67 + -14.221128000 64.67 - -14.2 = 0 64.67 * -14.2 = 0 64.67 / -14.2 = -1.#IND Press any key to continue . . . What have I done wrong in my source code please? Thanks, Chris.

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Quote:
 float n1 = 0.0f;float n2 = 0.0f;float Sum = n1 + n2;float Diff = n1 = n2;float Prod = n1 * n2;float Quot = n1 / n2;

You are initializing n1 and n2 to zero, and then you compute the sum, etc. before reading their values from the user, so all the results will be zero. Also note that for Quat, you have a division by zero (which should crash your program, I wonder why it doesn't).

You need to get the values for n1 and n2, and then do the calculations.

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float Diff = n1 = n2;

is not the right way to calculate the difference.

Anyway, here is the deal:
float n1 = 0.0f;
float n2 = 0.0f;
float Sum = n1 + n2;
float Diff = n1 = n2;
float Prod = n1 * n2;
float Quot = n1 / n2;

First you have 2 numbers, both 0, and you do some calculations with them.

After that, you ask for 2 numbers, which are completely ignored in the calculation, and you print the new numbers + old results.

Chance the order, so that the program calculates after it knows the numbers.
Also I couldn't find your return.

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Hi, thank you for your replies.

I adjusted my source code according to your suggestions and it does make sense what you've said. However, my output still isn't quite what it should be.

My source code is now:

// Prompt the user to input 2 real numbers// Then compute the sum, difference, product and quotient#include <iostream>using namespace std;int main(){	float n1 = 0.0f;	float n2 = 0.0f;	cout << "Enter a real number n1: ";						// Output	cin >> n1;												// Get Input	cout << "Enter a real number n2: ";						// Output	cin >> n2;												// Get Input	float Sum = n1 + n2;	float Diff = n1 - n2;	float Prod = n1 * n2;	float Quot = n1 / n2;	// Perform sum	cout << n1 << " + " << n2 << ' = ' << Sum;	cout << endl;	// Perform difference	cout << n1 << " - " << n2 << " = " << Diff;	cout << endl;	// Perform product	cout << n1 << " * " << n2 << " = " << Prod;	cout << endl;	// Perform quotient	cout << n1 << " / " << n2 << " = " << Quot;	cout << endl;											// Output another 2 new lines}

I now get the following output:

Enter a real number n1: 64.67
Enter a real number n2: -14.2
64.67 + -14.2211280050.47
64.67 - -14.2 = 78.87
64.67 * -14.2 = -918.314
64.67 / -14.2 = -4.55423
Press any key to continue . . .

I can't see what I've done differently with the addition part of my source code compared to the rest.

Thanks, Chris.

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' = ' should be " = "

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cout << n1 << " + " << n2 << ' = ' << Sum;

that = should have quotes like " and not like ' (sorry i dont know the english word for those)

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        // Perform sum	cout << n1 << " + " << n2 << ' = ' << Sum;	cout << endl;	// Perform difference	cout << n1 << " - " << n2 << " = " << Diff;

'=' is not the same as "="

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Sorry, really should have noticed that one myself!

Thanks,
Chris.

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