Change numbers to symbols

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    Change numbers to symbols

    I am relatively new to this.
    I need help on how to change an output from a number into a
    chararcter such as an asterisk - *.
    The perosn would input a number and then my program would change that number into the amount of asterisks needed.
    for example:

    the number inputed is 5. then I want to output - *****

    any help would be appreciated

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    pretty easy, try this:

    cin>>value;
    for(int i=0; i<value;i++)
    cout<<"*";

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    A loop is what you need:
    Code:
    int num, x;
    
    cout << "Enter number ";
    cin >> num;
    
    for( x = 0; x < num; x++)
         cout << '*';
    All spelling mistakes, syntatical errors and stupid comments are intentional.

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