Computer Science Canada how to get the biggest number and smallest number

 Author: DAV1209 [ Fri Oct 03, 2003 3:08 am ] Post subject: how to get the biggest number and smallest number my original program is : var value, sum, average : real var howMany : int sum := 0 put skip, "Enter how many numbers in your list: " .. get howMany put "OK - enter all the numbers:" for i : 1 .. howMany get value sum := sum + value end for average := sum / howMany put skip, "The average is ", average : 7 : 1, skip how can i modify the program so that it also finds the biggest and smallest numbers in the list and output those values after having output the average. They also ask me try to avoid using sentries to start this process. (Hint: Try assuming that the first value is the biggest(smallest)) i don't know how to do it.. can someone help me plz

Author:  Blade [ Fri Oct 03, 2003 7:35 am ]
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you have to set 2 variables... one for the biggest number and one for the smallest... then you run a loop to compare each number thats entered to the highest, then the smallest... if its bigger, you set the number thats compared as the new highest or smallest...
ie:
 code: var high:int:=-9999 var low:int:=9999 loop   if (num > high) then     high:=num   elsif (num < low) then     low := num   end if end loop

 Author: Tony [ Fri Oct 03, 2003 4:38 pm ] Post subject: you should put this IF set in the forloop where they enter the value. This way you dont have to store all the values in an array and run the loop again.

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