yet more code help

This is a discussion on yet more code help within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; my parents have thier own cleaning buisness and i am trying to make a program that will calculate how much ...

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    yet more code help

    my parents have thier own cleaning buisness and i am trying to make a program that will calculate how much they will charge for that much of a floor and i made this for the code and it works fine except for what they will charge it gives some huge number that i dont know where its getting it form anyways here is the code
    #include <iostream.h>

    int main()
    {
    int Width;
    int length;
    cout<<"enter a width";
    cin>>Width;
    cout<<"enter a length";
    cin>>length;
    int Area = Width * length;
    int cents;
    int cost =Area * cents;
    cout << "Width:" << Width << endl;
    cout << "Length: " << length << endl;
    cout << "Area: " << Area << endl;/* this tells you what the area of what you typed in is*/
    cout << "enter the amount of cents per square foot:";
    cin>>cents;
    cout << "total cost in cents:" << cost << endl;

    char exit=exit;
    cout<< "type exit to exit:";
    cin>>exit;
    return 0;
    }

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    int cents;
    int cost =Area * cents;

    Have you ever read anywhere to always intialize your variables? When you declare the variable cents, you don't intialize it with a value, so it contains a random junk value, and cost is calculated with that junk value.

    cout << "enter the amount of cents per square foot:";
    cin>>cents;

    Those lines do nothing since you already calculated the cost earlier in your code.

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    i got it

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