okay, I'm writing a function that takes two polynomials, adds them, then outputs the result. there are two things wrong with my program:

1) when one of the terms in the polynomial has an exponent of 1 my input function always puts it at the beginning of the list for some reason

2) when I add and output the result, only the coefficient of the first term is written. this is only with the first term, the rest is fine

here's my code (important functions are in bold):

please help me, I need to get this done tonightCode:POLYNOMIAL.H ------------ //this is the header file for class Polynomial and struct term using namespace std; struct node { int co; //coefficient of the term int exp; //exponent of the term node* link; }; typedef node* nodeptr; class Polynomial { public: Polynomial (const Polynomial& p1); ~Polynomial(); void operator = (Polynomial& p1); Polynomial() {head = NULL;} const nodeptr get_head() const {return head;} void set_head(nodeptr t1) {head = t1;} Polynomial operator + (Polynomial& p1); friend istream& operator >> (istream& ins, Polynomial& p1); friend ostream& operator << (ostream& outs, Polynomial& p1); private: nodeptr head; }; POLYNOMIAL.cc ------------- //definitions for = and + operators and outputPolynomial Polynomial::operator + (Polynomial& p1) { Polynomial temp; nodeptr temp_ptr, current; nodeptr cursor1 = head; nodeptr cursor2 = p1.get_head(); nodeptr result; if (cursor1->exp > cursor2->exp) { temp_ptr = new node; temp_ptr->co = cursor1->co; temp_ptr->exp = cursor1->exp; temp.set_head(temp_ptr); cursor1 = cursor1->link; }else if (cursor2->exp > cursor1->exp) { temp_ptr = new node; temp_ptr->co = cursor2->co; temp_ptr->exp = cursor2->exp; temp.set_head(temp_ptr); cursor2 = cursor2->link; }else if (cursor1->exp == cursor2->exp) { temp_ptr = new node; temp_ptr->co = cursor1->co + cursor2->co; temp_ptr->exp = cursor1->exp; temp.set_head(temp_ptr); } current = temp.get_head(); while ((cursor1 != NULL) || cursor2 != NULL)) { if (!cursor1) { current->link = new node; current = current->link; current->co = cursor2->co; current->exp = cursor2->exp; cursor2 = cursor2->link; }else if (!cursor2) { current->link = new node; current = current->link; current->co = cursor1->co; current->exp = cursor1->exp; cursor1 = cursor1->link; }else if (cursor1->exp == cursor2->exp) { current->link = new node; current = current->link; current->co = cursor1->co + cursor2->co; current->exp = cursor1->exp; cursor1 = cursor1->link; cursor2 = cursor2->link; }else if (cursor1->exp > cursor2->exp) { current->link = new term; current = current->link; current->co = cursor1->co; current->exp = cursor1->exp; cursor1 = cursor1->link; }else if (cursor1->exp < cursor2->exp) { current->link = new term; current = current->link; current->co = cursor2->co; current->exp = cursor2->exp; cursor2 = cursor2->link; } } current->link = NULL; return temp; } istream& operator >> (istream& ins, Polynomial& p1) { char x; nodeptr temp, current, prev; int co, exp; ins >> co; while (ins.peek() != '\n') { ins >> x >> exp; temp = new node; temp->link = NULL; temp->co = co; temp->exp = exp; if (p1.get_head() == NULL) { p1.set_head(temp) }else { current = p1.get_head(); while (current != NULL && current->exp > exp) { prev = current; current = current->link; } if (current = p1.get_head()) { temp->link = p1.get_head(); p1.set_head(temp); }else { temp->link = current; prev->link = temp; } } ins >> co; } if (p1.get_head() != NULL) { current = p1.get_head(); prev = current; if (current->link != NULL) { current = current->link; while (current->link != NULL) { current = current->link; prev = prev->link; } temp = new node; temp->co = co; temp->link = NULL; current->link = temp; }else if (current->link == NULL) { temp = new node; temp->co = co; temp->link = NULL; current->link = temp; } } return ins; }ostream& operator << (ostream& outs, Polynomial& p1) { for (nodeptr ptr = p1.get_head(); ptr != NULL; ptr = ptr->link) { if (ptr == p1.get_head()) { if (ptr->exp == 0) { outs << ptr->co; }else if (ptr->exp == 1) { outs << ptr->co << "x"; }else if (ptr->exp > 1) { outs << ptr->co << "x" << ptr->exp; } }else { if (ptr->exp == 0) { outs.setf(ios::showpos); outs << ptr->co; outs.unsetf(ios::showpos); }else if (ptr->exp == 1) { outs.setf(ios::showpos); outs << ptr->co << "x"; outs.unsetf(ios::showpos); }else if (ptr->exp > 1) { outs.setf(ios::showpos); outs << ptr->co; outs.unsetf(ios::showpos); outs << "x" << ptr->exp; } } } return outs; } void Polynomial::operator = (Polynomial& p1) { nodeptr temp, temp1; temp = p1.get_head(); if (temp == NULL) return; temp1 = new node; temp1->co = temp->co; temp1->exp = temp1->exp; head = temp1; temp = temp->link; for (nodeptr ptr = temp; ptr != NULL; ptr = ptr->link) { temp1->link = new term; temp1 = temp1->link; temp1->co = ptr->co; temp1->exp = ptr->exp; } temp1->link = NULL; } //copy constructor has the exact same code as the equal operator //I don't think you need the code for the destructor MAIN.cc ------- //application file #include <iostream> #include "polynomial.h" using namespace std; int main() { Polynomial poly1, poly2, result; cout << "Please enter a polynomial: "; cin >> poly1; cout << endl; cout << "Please enter another one: "; cin >> poly1; cout << endl; result = poly1 + poly2; cout << "The addition of the polynomials is:\n"; cout << " " << poly1 << endl; cout << "+ " << poly2 << endl; cout << "-------------------------\n"; cout << " " << result << endl; return 0; } SAMPLE OUTPUT: -------------- p1% g++ *.cc p1% a.out Please enter a polynomial: 2x3+4x5+6 Please enter another one: 6x2+3x5+3 The addition of the polynomials is: 4x5+2x3+6 + 3x5+6x2+3 ------------- 7+2x3+6x2+9 //I can't figure out why it only outputs the coefficient of the first term p1% a.out Please enter a polynomial: 3x3+4x4+2x1+3 Please enter another one: 3x2+4x3+4 The addition of the polynomials is: 2x+4x4+3x3+3 + 4x3+3x2+4 --------------- 4+3x2+2x+4x4+3x3+7 //this one just has me stumped,I can't figure out why it sends the term with //an exponent of 1 to the head this is what always happens when there's a //term with an exponent of 1'