I could use help with "for" structure

I am brand to to C++ and not well versed in programming at all. I have a lab assignment that I would appreciate some help with. I do not expect you to do the assignment, but any suggestions of where to start would be great. The program should use "for" structure to find the smallest of several integers. Assume that the first value read specifies the number of values remaining and that the first number is Not one of the integers to compare. Thanks for any pointers, Ruger