how to randomize the numbers in my random function(dev C++)

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    how to randomize the numbers in my random function(dev C++)

    ok so i searched around for a while and found a simple, working random number generating function. however, i am getting the same number over and over again and it would greatly appreciated if someone could help me get actual random numbers. what am i missing?

    this is the simplified code i have so far to just get a random number from 2 dice:

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    Code:
    
    #include <cstdlib>
    #include <iostream>
    #include <strings.h>
    #include <hat.h>
    #include <ctime> 
    /*i know some of these includes are not needed for the task at hand i am using them for another aspect of the program*/
    
    using std::cout;
    using std::rand;
    using namespace std;
    int main(int argc, char *argv[])
    {
    
        int firstdie;
        int secdie;
        const int HIGH=6;
        const int LOW=1;
    
        firstdie = rand() % (HIGH - LOW);
        secdie = rand() % (HIGH - LOW);
        
        cout <<firstdie<<endl<<endl<<secdie;
        
        
        system("PAUSE");
        return EXIT_SUCCESS;
       }


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