Deck of cards - Easy to understand program

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    Deck of cards - Easy to understand program

    I'm trying to make a deck of cards using c programming. I want it so the computer will ask me for a number from 1-52 and each of the numbers will correspond to a card. I've got as far as the program printing every card but I have no idea how to make a card "whole". I have all the numbers and all the suits but they are in no way attached, they just print up at together. Can anyone help please.

    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    
    
    int main(void) {
    
    
      char value[14][6]={"Two","Three","Four","Five","Six","Seven","Eight","Nine","Ten","Jack","Queen","King","Ace"};
      char suit[4][9]= {"Hearts", "Diamonds", "Clubs", "Spades"};
      
      int i=0;
      int j=0;
      
      for (i=0; i<13; i++){
          for (j=0; j<4; j++){
               printf("The %s of %s\n\n", value[i], suit[j]);
          }
      }
      system("pause");
    }
    All this does is print each number 4 times and cycles through the suits.

    Also I'm relatively new to c programming so if possible could the programming be kept at a level easy to understand.
    Thanks!

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    A simple solution is to calculate the indices for your "value" and "suit" arrays for any number between 1 and 52.
    Hint: imagine your cards are ordered by suits (first 13 cards are hearts, next 13 cards are diamonds, ...) and then use division and modulo/remainder.

    Code:
    char value[14][6]={"Two","Three","Four","Five","Six","Seven","Eight","Nine","Ten","Jack","Queen","King","Ace"};
    There are only 13 cards for each suit.

    Bye, Andreas

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    Shouldn't it be 1-56?
    Use scnaf in order to make the computer get a number from the keyboard.
    Then you could use Andreas idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by std10093 View Post
    Shouldn't it be 1-56?
    Use scnaf in order to make the computer get a number from the keyboard.
    Then you could use Andreas idea
    No, the 14 was a mistake, there are 13 cards per suit, 13x4 = 52

    Unless you have a 500 pack (having 11's, 12's, 13's) in which case there are 16 cards per suit for a total of 64 cards.
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    Oh ok iMalc.I do not know about card and decks,i just read the code

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