
converting script
OK first off let me say this is a class assignment and I don't expect anyone to do my work for me. Now here is my problem. My assignment is to write a program that takes pounds and ounces and converts them to kilograms and grams. This assignment is not out of my class book so I'm a lil confused. I am looking for either a tutorial or some pointers on how to do this. My script asks first for pounds, then for ounces  no problem there. My thoughts as to how to convert them into kilograms / grams is take pounds*16+ounces. Then i should have X ounces. I then want to take X ounces*28.375(this is how many grams there are per ounce) and I will have the total number of grams converted. However if x ouces equals 786237 I don't know how to output "X lb X oz is equivalent to X Kg Xg"
If someone can point me to a page that will explain this (to a nontech savvy person) I would appreciate it!

kg = 786237 / 1000;
grams_remaining = 786237 % 1000;
The modulus of the first by the second is the remainder from their division.

no luck
OK I enetered in the formulas you gave me and I got 6 errors!
Here is the code, maybe you can tell me what's wrong with it?
#include <iostream>
using namespace std;
int lbs(int lbs);
int oz(int oz);
float kg(int kg);
float g(int g);
float totalg(int totalg);
void main(void)
{
cout << "Enter pounds ";
cin >> lbs;
cout << endl;
cout << "Enter ounce: ";
cin >> oz;
cout << endl;
cout <<endl;
cout << lbs << "lb" << oz << "oz is equivalent to" << kg << "Kg" << g << "g";
return 0;
}
float g(int g)
{
return totalg % 1000;
}
float kg(int kg)
{
return totalg / 1000;
}
float totalg(int totalg)
{
return lbs * 16 + oz;
}

Ok. For starters...
Code:
int lbs(int lbs);
int oz(int oz);
float kg(int kg);
float g(int g);
float totalg(int totalg);
These are all declaring functions.
You can't cin >> lbs because lbs is a function.
EDIT:
Also just noticed in the body of main(), you aren't calling any of the functions that actually do the work.

only 1 error now
OK I rewrote it and I only get 1 error this time. Here is the revised version:
#include <iostream>
using namespace std;
int lbs, oz;
float totaloz, totalg, kg, g;
int main(void)
{
cout << "Enter pounds ";
cin >> lbs;
cout << endl;
cout << "Enter ounce: ";
cin >> oz;
cout << endl;
cout <<endl;
totaloz = lbs * 16 + oz;
totalg = totaloz * 28.375;
kg = totalg / 1000;
g = totalg % 1000;
cout << lbs << "lb " << oz << "oz is equivalent to " << kg << "Kg " << g << "g";
return 0;
}
and here is the error I get:
Configuration: Cpp1  Win32 Debug
Compiling...
Cpp1.cpp
F:\Cpp1.cpp(24) : error C2296: '%' : illegal, left operand has type 'float'
Error executing cl.exe.

Or if you really want it...
float fmod( float x, float y)
{
return x  ( (x/y) * y);
}