The following is code for a **VERY SIMPLE** help menu

Code:

//help.h
//help menu
#include <iostream>
using namespace std;
void help(void){
int hop;
cout<<"Type 1 for simple calc help\nType 2 for root calc help\nType 3 for powers help\nType 4 for circumference\nType 5 for equation help\nType 6 for vector help:\n";
cin>>hop;
if(hop==1){
cout<<"Enter a simple problem, such as 4+7.8\nYou can use decimals or integers\nYou can use +-/* as functions\n";
}else if(hop==2){
cout<<"Select an option of which root\nEnter a number\nYou will recieve an approximate root\n";
}else if(hop==3){
cout<<"Enter a number and a power in the format x^y\nYou must include the ^ [carrot]\nYou recieve x to y power\n";
}else if(hop==4){
cout<<"Enter a number (r)\nYou receive the circumference\n";
}else if(hop==5){
cout<<"Enter an equation of one of the following formats:\n\nax+b=c\nc=ax+b\nb+ax=c\nax=c\nx+b=c\nc=x+b\nc=x+b\nc=ax\nc=b+ax/b=c+ax\nax=c+b/ax=b+c\nc+b=ax/b+c=ax\n";
}else if(hop==6){
cout<<"The program can return the sum/difference of two vectors\nThe product/quotient of a vector and a scalar\nOr the dot product of two vectors\n\n";
cout<<"Firstly you will be prompted to enter your first vector.\nAfter this, you will be prompted for a symbol.\n\n";
cout<<"You enter a symbol of + - * / or .\n\n";
cout<<"Depending on your symbol, you will be prompted for a vector or scalar\n\n";
}else{
cout<<"Invalid option\n";
}//end else/if
cout<<"Keep in mind, that due to the formatting of all numbers,\nall answers are APPROXIMATE\n";
getchar();
}//end void help

Everything in there works, except for the very last (or second to last if you want to be picky about it) statement; getchar()

the program in question is being implemented on a MAC, so getchar() is the equivallent of the windows getch() or getche() and doesn't need to be included

for some reason, whenever I access the function in which getchar() is contained, it alwasy ignores the getchar() statement

This provides some considerable problems concerning the easy reading of the output

any ideas?