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    Help! beginner level question

    I am making a program that if a fee exceeds a certain amount it, it will default to the max fee. Not sure what I'm doing wrong...what should I do to correct it?


    Code:
    {
          if (totalfee > maxfeeTruck && typeofVehicle == 'T')
               totalfee=maxfeeTruck;
          else if (totalfee> maxfeeCar&& typeofVehicle == 'C')
               totalfee=maxfeeCar;
          else if( totalfee > maxfeeBus && typeofVehicle=='B')
               totalfee=maxfeeBus;
      }
       return;
        }
    Last edited by seking10788; 07-06-2011 at 08:53 PM.

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    You should properly parenthesize (notice how two of the && lines are right and one is wrong).

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    I tried that and it didn't work.

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    What did you try?
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    Just a tip-- I would be a little careful using the name typeof in a C program. It has a special meaning and adding it to a variable name can be a little misleading. I would possibly rename them vehicleType etc.

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    I edited the code after I realized I had parenthesis in the wrong place. I keep getting an error about comparison between pointer and int

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    Quote Originally Posted by seking10788 View Post
    I edited the code after I realized I had parenthesis in the wrong place. I keep getting an error about comparison between pointer and int
    And you declared typeofVehicle as what?

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