Thread: find the largest element

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    find the largest element

    So first of my program is written in a foreign language, sorry about that.
    What i'm trying to program is a calculator that sums upp numbers. And the program will terminate when the user writes a negative number.
    I have been able to construct the first part of the program. the part which sums up float/int numbers. but where i have run into a problem is the second part, which is to find the largest number.

    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <stdlib.h>
    #include <time.h>
        int main ()
        float tal, summan=0, max=0;
        int i;
        for (;;)
        printf("Skriv in ett tal att summera: ");
        scanf("%f", &tal);
            if (tal>=0) {
                printf("Summan är: %.2f\n", summan);
            else break;
        for (i=0; i<tal; i++)
            if (max<tal)
    printf("Det största inmatade talet var %.2f\n", max);
        return 0;

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    Why do you think you need this for loop?

    for (i=0; i<tal; i++)
    Tim S.
    "...a computer is a stupid machine with the ability to do incredibly smart things, while computer programmers are smart people with the ability to do incredibly stupid things. They are,in short, a perfect match.." Bill Bryson

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    You need to work on your code presentation skills as well.
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    You want to record the maximum while you are reading numbers from the user, there's nothing you can do after they've been processed.

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