beginner c++ homework questions --=[let me try one more time]=--

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    N3TB1N Guest

    Let me try again. I could use some help with this assignment, even
    though my teacher does not grade assignments.but because I need to
    know this stuff for a test very soon, but haven't been in class for
    awhile and don't know what I'm doing.

    I have included my (probably wrong) answers for the first few
    questions. It would be great if someone could tell me what is missing
    or what I need to work on at least just for the first few.

    I understand that no one wants to do someone elses homework, so if you
    don't want to give any pointers, I would be more than grateful if
    anyone could direct me to a URL where I could learn about these topics
    since I don't own a textbook.

    thanks again for any help.


    class Money



    friend istream& operator >> (istream& IS, Money& anAmount) ;


    int mDollars;

    int mCents;


    class ISPAccount



    friend istream& operator >> (istream& IS, Money& anISPAccount) ;


    string mUser ;

    Money mBalance ;

    int mOnline ;


    template <class Thing>

    class AccountList




    vector <Thing> mSomeAccts ;


    1) Write a line of code that declares an AccountList object of
    ISPAccounts. Call the object theAccounts.

    AccountList <ISPAccounts> theAccounts;

    2) Write a public function in the AccountList class that returns the
    index of an ISPAccount parameter. If the ISPAccount
    is not in the mSomeAccts vector, return -1. Name the function
    getIndex. Note that you will need to add some functionality to
    the ISPAccount class.

    class AccountList
    int getIndex(ISPAccount

    class ISPAccount
    friend bool operator == (const
    ISPAccount & target_parameter, const ISPAccount & parameter);

    int AccountList::getIndex(ISPAccount target_parameter)
    while (

    3) Write a function in the AccountList class that will return the
    total of all the balances in an AccountList. Call the

    function getTotalBal. Note that you will need to add some
    functionality to the ISPAccount class and/or the Money class.

    class AccountList
    double getTotalBal();

    double AccountList::getTotalBal()

    double total_balance = 0, temp_balance;
    while (vector mSomeAccounts.mBalance >>
    total_balance += temp_balance;

    return total_balance

    4) Write a default constructor for the Money Class that initializes
    a Money object to $0.

    class Money

    mDollars = 0;
    mCents = 0;

    5) Overload the default constructor so that it takes two arguments,
    the first for the number of dollars and the second for

    the number of cents.

    class BunchOfCards



    friend vector<Card> operator + (vector<Card> B1,
    vector<Card> B2) ;


    vector <Card> mTheCards ;

    // the “top” of the bunch is the last item on the Card on the


    6) Write a member function that ‘splits’ a bunch of card in half. The
    top half of the bunch is deleted from the bunch and

    then returned. Consider the middle index of the bunch equal to
    mTheCards.size() / 2. Here’s a sample function call:


    BunchOfCards aBunch(“the_deck.txt”);

    // creates and initializes a BunchOfCards from a file named

    // that has 36 cards.

    BunchOfCards anotherBunch ; // creates an empty BunchOfCards

    anotherBunch = aBunch . topHalf() ;

    // post condition: anotherBunch contains 18 cards taken off the

    // top of aBunch. aBunch contains the 18 cards left on the bottom of


    7a) Overload the + operator so that it adds two bunches of cards

    friend vector<Card> operator + (vector<Card> B2, vector<Card> B2) ;

    7b) Rewrite the header making good style and efficient use of const
    and &.

    8) Write a member function of the BunchOfCards called cut that takes
    the top half of a BunchOfCards object and puts it on

    the bottom.

    (Question 9 is not related to any of the classes above)

    9) Write a nonmember, templated function that will reverse the order
    of a vector of anything

    vector new_vector;
    for (int index_from_back = a_vector.size() - 1,
    the_index_from_back >= 0, the_index_from_back--) ;
    N3TB1N, May 9, 2004
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    NKOBAYE027 Guest

    If you need help with a university course, college course or high school
    course your first recourse should be your instructor, teaching assistants
    and fellow students/peers - not a forum of experts who want to help other
    serious programmers in their efforts to become better. The people here have
    gone through all the stuff you're going through now. Part of your learning
    experience should not be simply learning to code, but learning where to
    access and how to utilise the resources available to you, while not wasting
    the time of those who haven't got the time or inclination to allow you to
    waste it. While I was doing my undergraduate degree I found most of my work
    was done either in the lab at university EVERY day or home EVERY night. It's
    not a simple thing to obtain a degree - you do have to work. Every day and
    every night. If, for some reason you're unable to do this right now then you
    should withdraw until you're better able to do so - if you are able to do
    it, then you should be doing so. Otherwise you're simply wasting your time,
    the time of your instructors and the seat space you use. What you are doing
    by asking, 'please do my homework?' here is tantamount to asking a mountain
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    it ain't reasonable and ain't gunna happen. Find someone nearby in the same
    mess as you and muddle through it together.

    good luck and regards,

    NKOBAYE027, May 9, 2004
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    rossum Guest


    It is much better to post your own efforts, it shows willing.

    I will comment on some of your answers. Do not assume that the
    answers I don't comment on are correct. Do not assume that I have
    commented on all the errors in the answers I do comment on. You still
    have to do some thinking.

    Some general guidance:
    1 Write compilable code and actually compile it.
    2 Write incrementally don't try to do it all in one big chunk.
    Experienced people work this way, it is just that they can handle
    bigger increments.
    2.1 Get something simple working first. Test it so you are happy that
    it works well.
    2.2 When it is working add a bit more to it. Test it again until you
    are happy.
    2.3 Repeat until you have solved the whole problem.


    template <class Thing>
    AccountList is a templated class, you might need to refer to "Thing"
    in your answer, don't leave it out here.
    vector <Thing> mSomeAccts ;
    Why are you leaving out part of the class? You need to know this for
    your answer.
    ^-- Missing semicolon
    Why are you using a double here? The question says "Note that you
    will need to add some functionality to the ISPAccount class and/or the
    Money class." To me that is a *big hint* that your instructor wants
    something more like: Money AccountList::getTotalBal()
    ^-- use 0.0 to initialise a double
    Oh dear. I think I can see what you are trying to do, but what you
    have written does not do it. You start with "while" so you are trying
    to loop - a good start. You seem to be trying to loop through each
    element of the vector, but are probably not going about it correctly.

    If I declare vector<Thing> my_thing_vector then if I want to refer to
    the first Thing in the vector I could use my_thing_vector[0]. Start
    by writing code to get at one single element of your vector and
    storing the relevant value in a variable called temp_balance (which
    may not be a double).

    When you can do this for one element of the vector then think about
    how to automate stepping through the vector picking up each element
    once, and once only. You have the right idea with using a loop, but
    you need a lot more work on the detail of the loop. Remember that
    "while" is not the only type of loop.
    ^-- Typo!

    ^-- The class is called Money (leading capital). C++ is case
    sensitive so this is an error.

    Don't leave out the private: part of the Money class.
    I suspect that the question had B1 here --^

    Have a good look at the AccountList class. Notice the first line that
    goes: template <class Thing>. AccountList is a templated class. You
    are asked to write a templated function. That means that somewhere in
    your answer there will be a line like:
    This is a syntax error - you don't say what type of thing the vector
    is holding. Always write enough code so you can compile everything
    you write, even if you don't submit all of it.
    semicolon, not comma --^ aaarrrggghhh!--^
    I assume you realise that the semicolon after the closing bracket of
    the for-expression means that your loop does precisely nothing.
    Start by writing a small complete compilable program that reverses a
    simple vector, say vector<int>. When you have got that working
    correctly then think about how to turn it into a general templated
    vector reverser. Here is something to get you started:

    #include <iostream>
    #include <vector>

    typedef std::vector<int> Simple_vector;


    // This is the function that will eventually be
    // the answer to Q9
    Simple_vector vector_reverse(const Simple_vector vec)
    // Your code to reverse a vector of int goes here
    return reversed_vec;


    void show_vector(std::eek:stream& os, const Simple_vector vec)
    // Your code to output the contents of a vector goes here


    int main()
    Simple_vector my_vector;

    // my_vector now looks like {1, 2, 3, 4, 5}
    std::cout << "Before reversal the vector looks like:\n";
    show_vector(std::cout, my_vector);
    std::cout << std::endl;

    Simple_vector rev_vector = vector_reverse(my_vector);

    // rev_vector should look like {5, 4, 3, 2, 1}
    std::cout << "After reversal the vector looks like:\n";
    show_vector(std::cout, rev_vector);
    std::cout << std::endl;

    return 0;
    rossum, May 10, 2004
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