1. ## Stupid question about rand() and srand()

I looked up the syntax of rand() and srand() and I was wondering if anyone can give me a better understanding of the way they work and how to use them.

2. #include <stdio.h>
#include <time.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <conio.h>

int main (void)
{
int userInput = 0;
int NumberOfGoes = 0;
int x;

srand( (unsigned)time( NULL ) ); /*rand seeded with time*/
x=(rand() %(5+1)); /* x takes value of rand */
/*rand limited to five*/
/*change to make it harder, i.e 30+1 */
printf ("\n Please enter a number between 1 and 5");
printf ("\n to try and pick the same number as the computer!: ");

while (NumberOfGoes < 5)
{

scanf ("%i", &userInput);
if (userInput >5 )
{
printf ("\n Choice is out of range, try again!!!\n\n");
}
else if (x !=userInput && x<userInput )
{
printf ("\nThe number does not match\n" );
printf("\n\"Too High\" ");
printf ("\n Choose a lower number: ");
}
else if (x !=userInput && x>userInput )
{
printf ("\nThe number does not match\n");
printf ("\n\"Too Low\" ");
printf ("\n Choose a Higher number: ");
}
else if (x == userInput)
{
printf ("\n That is correct\n");
system("PAUSE");
return(0);
}
NumberOfGoes++;
}
printf ("\n\n\nThe number of inputs has reached five ");
printf ("\nThe number was\n **%d** \n",x);

system("PAUSE");
return(0);
}

3. > x=(rand() %(5+1)) <

mhm, what?

do you mean
x=rand()%5+1

this generates a number form 1 to 5
your code generates one from 0 to 5