ok heres my problem..

1. if x is even, divide x by 2.

2. if x is odd, multiply x by 3 and add 1, and count 1 step.

3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 until you arrive at the number 1.

For example, if we begin with 13, the sequence we obtain is:

13, 40, 20, 10, 5, 16, 8, 4, 2, 1

with 2 steps (from 13 to 40 and from 5 to 16).

this is my code so far... cant seem to get the loop working but i got the even/odd going...

Code:

#include <cstdlib>
#include <iostream>
using namespace std;
int steps(int a);
int main()
{
int month;
cout<<"enter month: "<<endl;
cin>>month;
cout<<steps(month)<<endl;
system("PAUSE");
return EXIT_SUCCESS;
}
int steps(int a)
{
int s = 1;
int count = 0;
int answer;
for (int x = 0; x>1; x++) <---- i have a feeling something is wrong here...
{
if (a%2==0)
{
answer = a/2;
}
else
{
answer = (a * 3) + 1;
count++;
cout<<answer<<endl;
}
}
return count;
}

thanks in advanced!!