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# display the process of division in c

 P: n/a for example: 16/5: 3 -------- 5)16 15 -------- 1 the user input the dividend and divisor,the program should display the upright formula like the example. and , the program must use recursive arithmetic. help, thanks! Dec 23 '05 #1
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 P: n/a nineteen wrote: for example: 16/5: 3 -------- 5)16 15 -------- 1 the user input the dividend and divisor,the program should display the upright formula like the example. and , the program must use recursive arithmetic. help, thanks! Ok. -- (Welcome) http://www.ungerhu.com/jxh/clc.welcome.txt (clc FAQ) http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/C-faq/top.html Dec 23 '05 #2

 P: n/a > for example: 16/5: 3 -------- 5)16 15 -------- 1 the user input the dividend and divisor,the program should display the upright formula like the example. and , the program must use recursive arithmetic. Sounds like a nice assignment. What's your problem ? -- :wq ^X^Cy^K^X^C^C^C^C Dec 23 '05 #3

 P: n/a us****@zevv.nl wrote: Sounds like a nice assignment. What's your problem ? I can't make all the numbers in its proper position. so I looks for help here. Dec 23 '05 #4

 P: n/a nineteen wrote: us****@zevv.nl wrote: Sounds like a nice assignment. What's your problem ? I can't make all the numbers in its proper position. so I looks for help here. No problem, there are probably a lot of people here who are able and willing to help you. It would be a good start if you post the code you have got at this moment, and some explanations about which parts you think are correct and which parts you have troubles with. We can look into your code, see if there are any obvious flaws, and give you hints on how to improve things. Good luck, Ico -- :wq ^X^Cy^K^X^C^C^C^C Dec 23 '05 #5

 P: n/a thanks very much. the code I have written: my original intension is use a matrix ( the result array in the code ) to display all the things. the first line is the quotient, the second line is "------------", and so on. but ,I soon found it's difficult to get the values of all the individual bits of all the numbers. for example,32344/16=2021, at first line,I must store how long is the quotient, ( in this example,it's 4,and I must use a variant to record it.) I must store every bit of the number "2021", ( because I don't know its length,so I must use a array.) The worst, I won't know how long the dividend and the divisor will be. and all the temporary values are request dividing to separate bit,too. If the dividend is very big,and the divisor is small, the will be many temporary numbers , so I found it's almost impossible . (-_-## my English is poor ,I'm not sure whether I have expressed my meaning clearly. so there may be many redundant words.) this is my half code: #include int result={0},m,n; //the result matrix,m and n show the row and the column index int stack={0};//a simple "stack" . int i=0;//a temporary variant void divide(int dend,int dor) { } int main() { int dend,dor,mend,subend; //dividend,divisor,minuend,subtrahend for short int j,k,m,n; //temp variant int t;//temporary stack,used for store the individual bit of a number. printf("please input the dividend and the divisor.\n"); scanf("%d%d",&dend,&dor); mend=dend; stack[i++]=mend;//the first number is the dividend. while(mend/10>dor) { mend/=10; stack[i++]=mend; } --i;//put i to the actual position of the values. // for example ,if the dividend is 12345,the divisor is 48,the stack array will store: 12345,1234,123 for(j=1,k=0;j0) { t[j++]=m%10; m/=10; } --j; m=k; while(j>=0) { result[4+m++]=t[j--]; } //the first line has been done. divide(stack[i],dor);// call the recursive function to complete the formula } thanks. Dec 23 '05 #6

 P: n/a complement: in the last "while" loop,the column index "4+m++" means: I reserve 4 blanks for the divisor,i.e., the divisor must less than 10000, and ,as this example: 3 -------- 5)16 15 -------- 1 there is a ')' after the divisor, so all the lines should move right 5 bits. 5 add m, is the first place of the quotient's first bit. Dec 23 '05 #7

 P: n/a On Fri, 23 Dec 2005 04:31:25 -0800, nineteen wrote: thanks very much. the code I have written: my original intension is use a matrix ( the result array in the code ) to display all the things. the first line is the quotient, the second line is "------------", and so on. but ,I soon found it's difficult to get the values of all the individual bits of all the numbers. for example,32344/16=2021, at first line,I must store how long is the quotient, ( in this example,it's 4,and I must use a variant to record it.) I must store every bit of the number "2021", ( because I don't know its length,so I must use a array.) The worst, I won't know how long the dividend and the divisor will be. and all the temporary values are request dividing to separate bit,too. If the dividend is very big,and the divisor is small, the will be many temporary numbers , so I found it's almost impossible . I didn't much bother to understand the bulk of the code, but If I may make a small suggestion: It's better to approach this problem in steps. Do the division /first/, and store the occasional number in an array of integers. When it's done, print the whole thing using /another/ function, and pass it the array (and it's length) you filled in the first function. By separating the division and the formatting, you're breaking the problem up in smaller pieces. You'll be able to concentrate on getting the division right, without turning it into a jumble. Functions Are A Good Thing: A get_number_length() and a print_dashey_line(), would be quite handy. When formatting, you'll also have the advantage of having every number you want to print ready. You'll be able to tell what the longest and shortest numbers are, and format appropriately (printf ("%*.d", width, number) might be useful here). You also don't have to store every digit of every number, just store the numbers. Remember that you should check if you reach the end of the array, and if you want extra cookies, stretch the array (malloc(), realloc()). I can't give you anything really concrete, because I don't know exactly what you want and how you want it formatted. But at least it's something to think about. #include Blank lines good. int result={0},m,n; //the result matrix,m and n show the row and the column index There are two (or more) reasons C++-style comments are unwanted: 1) They've only been standard since C99 2) They can wrap on usenet, and cause problems, which is the case right now. Also, the 'm,n' at the end there is a bit hidden. It's a good idea to group together related definitions, and seperate unrelated ones. In this case: int result = {0}; int m, n; In your case, it might already have caused some confusion, because you define both m and n /AGAIN/ in main(). int stack={0};//a simple "stack" . int i=0;//a temporary variant void divide(int dend,int dor) { } int main() { /* dividend,divisor,minuend,subtrahend for short */ int dend,dor,mend,subend; /* temp variant */ int j,k,m,n; /* * temporary stack,used for store the individual bit of a number. */ int t; Most of these identifiers are sort of bad. Why not name 't' 'temp_stack' or some such? Are there better names for j, k, m and n? printf("please input the dividend and the divisor.\n"); scanf("%d%d",&dend,&dor); It's always a good idea to check scanf()'s return value. Someone might try to input "Fourty and Two". -- Pieter Droogendijk PGP/1E92DBBC [ Make way for the Emperor's Finest. ] binky.org.uk Dec 23 '05 #8

 P: n/a On 23 Dec 2005 02:31:48 -0800, "nineteen" wrote: for example: 16/5: 3 --------5)16 15 -------- 1the user input the dividend and divisor,the program should display theupright formula like the example.and , the program must use recursive arithmetic.help, thanks! Rather than perform your output from integers (as described in a subsequent message), consider using strings. You have four numbers of interest: dividend, divisor, quotient, and remainder. Use integers to process the first two to get the last two. Then use sprintf to convert each to a string. Use strlen to get the length of each string. This will provide all the formatting data your need. The key line is the line with ) You can now determine how long this line is (length of divisor string + length of dividend string + 1). Your line of ---- above this line obviously must start at (length of divisor + 1) and be (length of dividend) long. I'm sure you can work out the rest of the formatting. Once you have all the alignment numbers, just print each string in its proper place. You can use for loops with fputc to print a variable number of leading blanks or a variable number of '-'. <> Dec 23 '05 #9

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