illegal else without matching if HELP!!!!

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    illegal else without matching if HELP!!!!

    this is the program i have and i keep getting these 3 errors when building it
    1>m:\my documents\visual studio 2005\projects\cobytown2.cpp(25) : error C2059: syntax error : ')'
    1>m:\my documents\visual studio 2005\projects\cobytown2.cpp(30) : error C2181: illegal else without matching if
    1>m:\my documents\visual studio 2005\projects\cobytown2.cpp(30) : error C2059: syntax error : ')'



    Code:
    // this program will calculate the viallage of cobytowns water bill for it's customers
    #include <iostream>
    #include <iomanip>
    #include <fstream>
    #include <string>
    using namespace std;
    int main()
    {
    	string type, name,acctyp;
    	const double metchar=5.00;
    	const double resident=.20;
    	const double business=.30;
    	double oldreading,newreading,waterused,totaldue,watercharge;
    	cout<<"Please enter the customers name:";
    	cin>>name;
    	cout<<"Please enter the customers account type:";
    	cin>>acctyp;
    	cout<<"Please enter the customers old reading:";
    	cin>>oldreading;
    	cout<<"Please enter the customers new reading:";
    	cin>>newreading;
    	waterused=newreading-oldreading;
    	                       
    	if (acctyp=)"R";
    	{
    		watercharge=(waterused/100)*resident;
    		type="resident";
    	}
    	else if (acctyp=)"B";
    	{
    		watercharge=(waterused/100)*business;
    		type="business";
    	}
    	cin.get();
    	cout<<"JOHN DOE"<<endl<<endl<<endl;
    	cout<<setw(60)<<"VILLAGE OF COBYTOWN WATER BILL\n\n\n\n";
    	cout<<setw(40)<<"Customers name:"<<name<<endl;
    	cout<<setw(40)<<"Customers account type:"<<acctyp<<endl<<endl;
    	cout<<setw(40)<<"Old reading:"<<oldreading<<endl;
    	cout<<setw(40)<<"New reading:"<<newreading<<endl<<endl;
    	cout<<setw(40)<<"Water used:"<<waterused<<endl<<endl;
    	cout<<setw(40)<<"Water charge:"<<watercharge<<endl;
    	cout<<setw(40)<<"Meter rental:"<<metchar<<endl;
    	cout<<setw(40)<<"---------"<<endl;
    	totaldue=metchar+watercharge;
    	cout<<setw(40)<<"TOTAL DUE:$"<<totaldue<<endl;
    
    
    
    }

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    >> if (acctyp=)"R";
    Your syntax is wong here, the "R" should be inside the parentheses, you should be using ==, and there shouldn't be a semi-colon at the end.

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    Code:
    if (your_object == whatever_it_should_be_equal_to)
    {
    	// Code here
    }
    else if (new_if_here)
    {
    	// Code here
    }
    It's possible to do
    Code:
    if (my_if_here);
    But that would make an empty if and some compilers will warn you (like VC++). Almost always a bad usage and should be avoided.
    Anyway, that's the basic syntax on IFs.

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