Thank you all so much for your help!!! It's really been very helpful... and I finally got my entire program to work!!

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- 07-09-2005MyntiFresh
Thank you all so much for your help!!! It's really been very helpful... and I finally got my entire program to work!!

- 07-09-2005Rashakil Fol
You have a semicolon on the line if (counter % 2 != 0); which means that squareSum = squareSum + (counter * counter); falls after the if statement. It's best to always use braces.

The following doesn't really help you learn programming, but the sum of the first n odd squares can be computed efficiently with

Code:`int sum_first_n_odd_squares = (n * (4*(n-1)*(n+1) + 3)) / 3;`

Using this formula, you*could*write

Code:`int x = (firstNum + 1) / 2;`

int y = secondNum / 2;

int oddsq_sum = (y * (4*(y-1)*(y+1) + 3) - x * (4*(x-1)*(x+1) + 3)) / 3;

- 07-09-2005dwks
The problem is already fixed. :)

- 07-09-2005JoshR
Dude so much easier with a loop... And takes no time at all... Save math for the fun stuff...

- 07-09-2005Prelude
>instead of spending a minute writing a while loop, you could spend five minutes inventing a formula! :p

We're not all math majors, you know. In fact, my knowledge of mathematics is iffy at best, and that's pretty common. So, I'd much rather spend a minute writing a loop than days figuring out how to invent a formula. :p - 07-09-2005major_small
I'd have to agree with prelude... some things are just soo much easier when you let the computer figure them out for you :P