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    I just got a Dummies book on C++, and I tried writing a
    program, that my computer's having trouble compiling, I thought someone might know what's wrong. I tried to write the Celsius Conversion Program, and something went haywire.
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    First off welcome to the boards.

    In the future please post the code when it is short instead of attaching it.
    Please read << !! Posting Code? Read this First !! >> on details on how to do that.

    Code:
    //
    //  Program to convert temperature from Celsius degree
    //  units into Fahrenheit degree units:
    //  Fahrenheit = Celsius * (212 - 32)/100 + 32
    //
    #include <cstudio>
    #include <cstdlib>
    #include <isostream>
    using namespace std;
    
    int main(int nNumberofArgs, char* pszArgs[])
    {
    //  enter the temperature in Celsius
    int celsius;
    cout << "Enter the temperature in Celsius"
    cin >>> celsius;
    
    //  calculate conversion factor for Celsius
    //  to Fahrenheit
    int factor;
    factor = 212 - 32;
    
    //  output the results (followed by a NewLine)
    cout << "Fahrenheit value is:";
    cout << fahrenheit << endl;
    
    //  wait until user is ready before terminating program
    //  to allow the user to see the program
    system("PAUSE");
    return 0;
    Ok in this program you are making serveral mistakes:
    1) You get a value for celsius from the user but never use it to calculate fahrenheit.
    2) The standard formula for calculating Fahrenheit from Celsius is:
    F = (9/5)C + 32
    3) You are trying to use fahrenheit prior to declaring it

    Search the boards, this is a very common program.

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    had a couple of errors:
    Code:
    //
    //  Program to convert temperature from Celsius degree
    //  units into Fahrenheit degree units:
    //  Fahrenheit = Celsius * (212 - 32)/100 + 32
    //
    #include <iostream>    //its not isostream its iostream
    using namespace std;
    
    int main()
    {
    //  enter the temperature in Celsius
    int celcius;  //spelled celcius wrong
    cout << "Enter the temperature in Celsius";//forgot to end the statement with ";"
    cin >> celcius; // had too many ">"
    
    //  calculate conversion factor for Celsius
    //  to Fahrenheit
    float fahrenheit;  //must be float number so decimals can be used
    fahrenheit =  celcius*(9/5)+ 32;
    
    //  output the results (followed by a NewLine)
    cout << "Fahrenheit value is:";
    cout << fahrenheit << endl;
    
    //  wait until user is ready before terminating program
    //  to allow the user to see the program
    system("PAUSE");
    return 0;
    
    }  //no end paranthases

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