Thread: A beginner's problem !

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    A beginner's problem !

    Hi everyone. Well, I have  just started C++ programming and I solved one problem partly, actually the user enters three numbers and I must check if there is a right triangle with sides whose lengths are those three numbers. The program works for integer .For example, if I enter :3,4,5 it works but when I enter 0.3 , 0.4 , 0.5 it says there there us no right traingle with these lenghts but it should be ! Here is the program :
    using namespace std;
    int main(){
        double a,b,c;
        cout<<"Please enter three numbers";
        if(a*a+b*b==c*c || a*a+c*c==b*b || c*c+b*b==a*a)
        cout<<"There is a right triangle with these lenghts";
        cout<<"There is not ... ";
    return 0;

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    Oct 2007
    Inside my computer
    In the future, please put your actual message text outside the code tags. The code tags are for code only.

    Now, as for your problem. You basically have to remember that precision in a computer isn't unlimited, contrary to algebra. The chance that a*a + c*c equals exactly b*b is small. It will more likely be roughly equal to b*b. So you have to basically do

    if (abs(a*a + c*c - b*b) <= 0.0001)

    Where 0.0001 is some small range that works well.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Thank you very much ! I will ...

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