Thread: Codeblocks gives me error message for writing code from book, please look.

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    Codeblocks gives me error message for writing code from book, please look.

    Here is the code:
    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    
    
    {
    
    
    main()
    //my variable for the program
    
    
    char firstInitial, middleInitial;
    int number_of_pencils;
    int number_of_notebooks;
    float pencils = 0.23;
    float notebooks = 2.89;
    float lunchbox = 4.99;
    
    
    //information for first child
    firstInitial = 'J';
    middleInitial = 'R';
    
    
    number_of_pencils= 6;
    number_of_notebooks= 4;
    
    
    printf ("%c%c needs %d pencils, %d notebooks, and 1 lunch box\n", firstInitial, middleInitial, number_of_pencils, number_of_notebooks);
    printf("The total cost is $%.2f\n\n", number_of_pencils*pencils + number_of_notebooks*notebooks + lunchbox);
    
    
    //Information for 2nd child
    
    
    firstInitial = 'A';
    middleInitial = 'J';
    
    
    number_of_pencils = 10;
    number_of_notebooks = 3;
    
    
    printf("%c%c needs %d pencils, %d notebooks, and 1 lunchbox\n", firstInitial, middleInitial, number_of_pencils*pencils + number_of_notebooks*notebooks" + lunchbox);
    
    
    //infor for third child
    
    
    firstInitial = 'M';
    middleInitial = 'T';
    
    
    number_of_pencils = 9;
    number_of_notebooks = 2;
    
    
    printf("%c%c needs %d pencils, %d notebooks, and 1 lunchbox\n", firstInitial, middleInitial, number_of_pencils, number_of_notebooks);
    printf("The total cost is $%.2f\n", number_of_pencils*pencils + number_of_notebooks*notebooks + lunchbox);
    
    
    return 0;
    
    
    }
    Code:
    Then here is the error message:  error: expected identifier or '(' before '{' token 
    
    & second error:  missing terminating " character

    I'm not sure what the errors are even if they are "included" can't see them. Copied the code exactly from the book and the errors are there. And I had difficulty getting this thread made because of the whole "" thing!

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    Also look at the printf() statement for the 2nd child and find the extraneous " in the data.

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    You placed a '{' char before main() not after.

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