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Windows 7: C++ help, Homework assignment

16 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 8 64 bit PRO
C++ help, Homework assignment

So i was wondering if anyone could help me out on my homework assignment
So far were just starting this is week 4. I need assistance trying to convert fahrenheit to kelvin
this is what i have so far

#include <iostream>
#include <iomanip>
using namespace std;
int main()
// originally was just fah and kelvin. extraa kelvins were added in order to attempt to gain correct output.
// output remains 273 which is incorrect
float fah, kelvin0, kelvin1, kelvin2;
//fix and setp so it can round to ones decimal places
cout << fixed;
cout << setprecision(1);
cout << "== Fahrenheit to Kelvin converter ==" << endl;
cout <<"Enter Fahrenheit:" << endl;
cin >> fah ;
// calculation has been seperated into parts indiviually because the result being output is incorrect
// the result is always 273 original formula was kelvin = (fah - 32) * (5 / 9) + 273.15
kelvin0 = (fah - 32);
kelvin1 = kelvin0 * (5/9);
kelvin2 = kelvin1 + 273.15;

cout << "Kelvin: " << kelvin2 << endl;

My comments describe my error but if you cant read them for some reason. it // calculation has been seperated into parts indiviually because the result being output is incorrect
// the result is always 273 original formula was kelvin = (fah - 32) * (5 / 9) + 273.15

Also do you guys know of a great forum that deals with C++/ assisting in homework C++ related?

i think i am going to need C++ friends in order to succeed in this class.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Sep 2012   #2


Because you're working with floats, you need to define numbers with a decimal place. The error occurs because when 5/9 is calculated, it returns the result as just 0.

So change numbers like 32, 5, 9 to 32.0, 5.0, 9.0.

For aesthetic purposes as well, you could also change the lines of code that deal with conversion to just a single line:

kelvin = 273.15 + ((fah - 32.0) + (5.0/9.0));
cout << "Kelvin: " << kelvin << endl;
A good site to get help with for C++ is either stackoverflow or dani web, or just shoot me a PM whenever and I'll help with what I can. You'll get your head around C++ soon enough.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 8 64 bit PRO

Thank you so much it did work I looked at it and I made a small adjustment

((fah - 32.0) + (5.0/9.0)); to ((fah - 32.0) * (5.0/9.0));
My System SpecsSystem Spec

17 Sep 2012   #4


Good to hear

Yea, you were right to make that change. I was quite tired and it was a mistake on my behalf.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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