yesterday I posted on this same code and for the most part your help was great. but no one answered this particular problem

i have a list of accounts, i need to place them in descending order, preferable while they are being entered.

there is the code i have so far:

Code:------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- void sort(int accounts[],double balance[], int& total) { int index_of_next_smallest; for (int index = 0; index < total - 1; index++) { index_of_next_smallest = index_of_smallest(a, index, number_used); swap_values(a[index], a[index_of_next_smallest]); //a[0] <= a[1] <=...<= a[index] are the smallest of the original array //elements. The rest of the elements are in the remaining positions. } } */ /*----------------------------------------------------------------------------*/ /*---------------------------------------------------------------------------- int index_of_smallest(int account[],int NUMBER int account[0], int& total) { int min = a[start_index], index_of_min = start_index; for (int index = start_index + 1; index < number_used; index++) if (a[index] < min) { min = a[index]; index_of_min = index; //min is the smallest of a[start_index] through a[index] } return index_of_min; } */ /*------------------------------------------------------------------------------ void swap_values(int& v1, int& v2) { int temp; temp = v1; v1 = v2; v2 = temp; } ------------------------------------------------------------------------------*/

also the off by one problem I was able to solve and we all missed it.

when i initially called up menu one - enter an account , an account was entered even before the loop started and index was not initialiazed.

thanks to everyone for there help, this is really helping me learn, especially when i see routes that others would take.

jess