October 30th, 2007, 01:00 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Oct 2007 Posts: 24 Thanks: 0  C++ help (beginner)
In the past half hour, I've started learning C++. As a project, I decided to try and write a program that will turn a fraction into a percentage. Here is my code: Code: #include <iostream> using namespace std; int main() { int numerator, denominator, quotient; cout << "Percentage Calculator\n"; cin.get(); cout << "Enter numerator: "; cin >> numerator; cout << "\nEnter denominator: "; cin >> denominator; cin.get(); cout << numerator << "/" << denominator << " = "; quotient = numerator/denominator; cout << quotient * 100 << "%"; cin.get(); } For some reason it doesn't like the division, could anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong? Thanks 
October 30th, 2007, 01:07 PM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: May 2007 Posts: 402 Thanks: 0 
Of course it doesn't work since your quotient variable is set to integer, and therefore cannot have a float value! What you need to do is replace the following: (1) int numerator, denominator, quotient; with int numerator, denominator; float quotient; (2) quotient = numerator/denominator; with quotient = (float)numerator/denominator; Now it should work! 
October 30th, 2007, 02:32 PM  #3 
Newbie Joined: Oct 2007 Posts: 24 Thanks: 0 
Thanks very much, I really should've thought of that Thank you 

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