Thread: Simple Math Program

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    Simple Math Program

    I haven't programmed in C in a while, and I decided to write a simple program for a friend of mine. It's a numerology program that takes your name, converts each letter into a number in the alphabet (A = 1, B = 2, Z = 26, etc.). I wrote a function that takes a number and splits the digits up, adding them together to form a single digit, and return that digit, only when I run it, it only returns 9, no matter what number I put in (23, 543, 7, etc.) Can you help me? I don't know what I did wrong.

    The code below is a program to test the crunch function:
    int crunch(int num);
    int main()
    	int c, d;
    	printf("Enter a number: ");
    	scanf("%d", c);
    	d = crunch(c);
    	printf("%d", d);
    	return 0;
    int crunch(int num)
    	int sum = 0;
    	int tmp;
    	while(num != 0)
    		tmp = num % 10;
    		sum += tmp;
    		num = num / 10;
    	if(sum >= 10)
    		return crunch(sum);
    	return sum;

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    > scanf("%d", c);
    If your compiler isn't complaining, turn up the warning level until it does.

    This should be
    scanf("%d", &c);

    Recommended compiler options for gcc are
    -W -Wall -ansi -pedantic -O2
    If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.
    If at first you don't succeed, try writing your phone number on the exam paper.

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    > scanf("%d", c);

    scanf("%d", &c);

    Now let me disappear before Dave_Sinkula tells me I'm wrong ...

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    I can't believe I forgot about that. Thank you!

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