# quite newbish program not working

• 02-18-2006
littlelefty7
quite newbish program not working
someone please help, ive only been programming for a few days and saw something similar in a tutorial i read and thought id try it but it wont out put anything

Code:

```#include <iostream> using namespace std; int main() {     int monthlyexpenses = 300 + 200 + 75;     int monthlyincome = 1000;     float monthlyinterest = .02;     float total = 0;     float x = total;     float interestearned = 0;     for (x = 1; x <= 12;)         interestearned = monthlyincome * monthlyinterest;         total = total + interestearned + monthlyincome - monthlyexpenses; {               cout<< total <<endl;               } }```
• 02-18-2006
Tonto
You never change the value of x.
• 02-18-2006
Opel_Corsa
Code:

`for (x = 1; x <= 12;)`
The for-loop is incomplete. make it e.g. for (x = 1; x <= 12; x++)
• 02-18-2006
MacNilly
Another thing
[QUOTE=littlelefty7]someone please help, ive only been programming for a few days and saw something similar in a tutorial i read and thought id try it but it wont out put anything

Code:

```    float x = total;     for (x = 1; x <= 12;)```
Why set X to total when on almost the very next line you set it to 1? Also, I'm assuming x is the number of months (because of 1 to 12 loop) so it doesn't make much sense to set the month number to a dollar value. Also, x is a floating point and you should be using an int type for a loop counter.
• 02-18-2006
xhi
get rid of.
float x = total;

do this
Code:

```for(int i=0; i<12; ++i) { ... }```
this will give you your 12 loops..

if that example you posted is the style of the tutorial, then find new tutorials..

there are plenty of tuts on this site..

<unrelated> wow! forcing to use code tags now.. Excellent!
• 02-18-2006
littlelefty7
thanks for all the help like ive said ive only been programming for a few days and i dont quite konw what im doing yet. the entire program wasnt on the tutorial just part of it and i tried to make the rest. thanks for the help, by the way i got it to work. :D