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Joined: Mar 19, 2006
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I am writing a program that takes user input of dollars, euros, and yen. Converts the yen and euros to dollars, keeps a running total and prints the total when the user chooses to exit program. The following program works fine except when I choose to exit the program it does not give me the total of all of the amounts that were entered. It only gives me the amount of the last input. Can someone give me a clue about what I am doing wrong?

[ March 25, 2006: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]
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Marilyn de Queiroz

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It seems to work ok for me. 1.0 + 1.24 + 0.0092 = 2.2492

What were you expecting?

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Justin Fox
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first, you should switch the statement not 50 million if statements, it would clean up your code a lot.

and have a count in the loop that adds the converted number of dollars to count again until they quit the program,

and do/while loop to be precise..

i think this will help...

and remember to set count =0.

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Maximilian Xavier Stocker
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How many sites are you planning on posting this into? You got help in two threads for this same code this morning on the Sun forums and now here as well.

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It's good to get different ideas on how to write the best programs. As you notice different programmers have different ways of writing programs that produce the same result.
Paul Clapham

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Yeah. That's the excuse that all the cross-posters use. However JavaRanch has a rule against cross-posting: CarefullyChooseOneForum. In my opinion you have been violating that rule.
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