how to enter multiple numbers using a for & while loop

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    how to enter multiple numbers using a for & while loop

    hi
    i am currently working on loops and i would like to know how to input multiple numbers into a for loop and a while loop and get the sum of them numbers for the output

    i just cant seem to get my head round this problem
    help much appreciated
    thanks

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    The sum of some numbers doesn't require a loop, it just requires arithmetic, eg:
    Code:
    int sum = 2+3+4;
    C programming resources:
    GNU C Function and Macro Index -- glibc reference manual
    The C Book -- nice online learner guide
    Current ISO draft standard
    CCAN -- new CPAN like open source library repository
    3 (different) GNU debugger tutorials: #1 -- #2 -- #3
    cpwiki -- our wiki on sourceforge

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    yes i know this but i want it to keep a running total and learn more about loops
    so as soon as the user enters a number it will qrun through the loops and add the inputted numbers until it has reached 10 numbers

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    Something like:
    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    
    int main(int argc, const char *argv[]) {
    	int i, x, total = 0;
    
    	for (i = 0; i < 10; i++) {
    		printf("Enter a number: ");
    		scanf("%d",&x);
    		total += x;
    	}
    	printf("The total is %d\n",total);
    
    	return 0;
    }
    C programming resources:
    GNU C Function and Macro Index -- glibc reference manual
    The C Book -- nice online learner guide
    Current ISO draft standard
    CCAN -- new CPAN like open source library repository
    3 (different) GNU debugger tutorials: #1 -- #2 -- #3
    cpwiki -- our wiki on sourceforge

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    thanks im going to have to check this out im going to try the while loop also ill let you know if i get stuck
    thank you

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