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/* The Variables:
n = the initial depth
u = the height I can climb in 1 minute
d = the number of feet I slip back during rest
assume d < u and n < 100
a value of n = 0 indicates end of input
Each input instance should generate a single line output to
indicate the number of minutes it would take to climb out of the shaft.
Sample input
10 2 1
Sample output
17 */
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
int main()
{
int u,d,n,c = 0;
int t,r,m,firsttry = t, firstrest = r, minutes = m , counter = c;
printf("Enter your parameters\n",n,u,d);
scanf("%d %d %d", &n, &u, &d);
getchar();
if (n >100 ) // If you enter a number greater then 100
printf("You are dead dude"); // Your DEAD
for (n != 0; c >= 0; c = c++)// If n is not equal to 0, then loop till it is
{ // c is the counter for m
m = c ;
t = n - u; // t is the attempts where depth minus climb = the new heigth
r = t + d; // r is the distance I slip back while resting
// where the try + the drop equals the new heigth
//IF I put a print statement here we get the correct answer
{ // on the first try, so there is a problem with the loop
**//printf("%d", r); gives me 99 which is correct for the first drop**
getchar();
if (r <= 0) // So if r is equal to 0, I am out of the shaft
printf("It took %3.0f minutes", m); // display the counter m
else // OR ELSE
n = r; // r is given the value of n for the loop
getchar();
}
}
return 0;
}

The problem i am having is to get the loop and the counter to work,I can't see where the looping problem exists,, should my if statement be changed to a while or a for statement or should i abondan both and use an array?.. If i were to use an array how would i initialize it.

Too many questons , my head hurts..lol sorry, any direction on this will be welcome.

Thanks a bunch...