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    c++ beginner help

    im learning c++ using a book i got from the library and i have a question about it
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    // using const.cpp : Defines the entry point for the console application.
    //
    
    #include "stdafx.h"
    #include <iostream>
    
    using namespace std;
    
    int main()
    {
    	const int inches_per_foot = 12;
    	const int feet_per_yard = 3;
    	int yards = 0;
    	int feet = 0;
    	int inches = 0;
    
    	cout << "Enter a length as yards, feet, and inches: ";
    	cin >> yards >> feet >> inches;
    
    	cout << "\nLength in inches is " << inches + inches_per_foot * (feet + feet_per_yard * yards) << "\n\a";
    
    return 0;
    }
    im using microsoft visual c++ 2008 and whenever i debug the program it closes before i see the output, is there a thing that i should change so that it doesnt close without user input

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    cin.get, read the faq, Ctrl+F5 (no debugging) or place a breakpoint at the end of the program (F9) and run with debugging (F5).
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    Click here for the answer in the FAQ.

    Note that this has nothing to do with C+ itself. It is a feature of the Windows operating system. Windows closes your Window when your program ends.

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    Or click here for the answer in the Wiki: http://cpwiki.sourceforge.net/Pause_console
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    You guys need to put the FAQ for stopping the program from quitting on the homepage or something - it just gets asked so much.

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    It is on the main page --
    How to keep a Windows console from closing.
    You have to keep checking it, it changes by the minute.
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    sorry if this gets posted a lot, im just a beginner who came to a good looking site for help

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