hi, i wanted to find the factorial with the same problem that I had the previous time:

here's the code that I wrote, so how can i find the factorial and display it to the user?

#include <iostream>
#include <cmath>
#include <string>
using namespace std;


int main(void)
{	
	string input ;
	int a, b;
	char Doagain;

do{
	cout << "What would you like to do? (Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide) Or if you would like to do something else, type other. ";
	cin >> input;
	
	if (input == "other")
	{
		char inputtoo;
		
		cout << "Would you like to find a factorial? (Y/N) ";
		cin >> inputtoo;
	
		switch (inputtoo)
		{
		case 'Y':
			{
				cout << "Input the number you would like to find the factorial for: ";
				cin >> a;
				for(int b; b=1; b--);
				b = a;
				cout << "The factorial of is" << a << endl;
			}
		case 'N':
			cout << "Why did you select this? " << endl;
		}
			
	}
	else if (input == "Add")
	{
		cout << "Enter a value: ";
		cin >> a;
		cout << "Enter another value: ";
		cin >> b;
		cout << "The sum of the numbers is " << a + b << endl;
	}
	else if  (input == "Subtract")
	{
		cout << "Enter a value: ";
		cin >> a;
		cout << "Enter another value: ";
		cin >> b;
		cout << "The difference of the two numbers is " << a - b << endl;
	}
	else if  (input == "Multiply")
	{
		cout << "Enter a value: ";
		cin >> a;
		cout << "Enter another value: ";
		cin >> b;
		cout << "The product of the two numbers is " << a * b << endl;
	}
	else if   (input == "Divide")
	{
		cout << "Enter a value: ";
		cin >> a;
		cout << "Enter another value: ";
		cin >> b;
		cout << "The quotient of the two numbers is " << a / b << endl;
		cout << "And the remainder is " << a % b << endl;
	}
	
	cout << "Would you like to do it again? (y/n) ";
	cin >> Doagain;
	}while (Doagain == 'Y' || Doagain == 'y');
	
	return 0;
}

so how can i change this code so that the factorial could also be found? for the for loop here it's showing an error :limac@limac-kubuntu:~/Desktop$ g++ -o math math.cpp
math.cpp: In function ‘int main()’:
math.cpp:31: warning: name lookup of ‘b’ changed
math.cpp:10: warning: matches this ‘b’ under ISO standard rules
math.cpp:30: warning: matches this ‘b’ under old rules

any help would be very appreciated!

Thx

cin >> a;
for(int b; b=1; b--);
b = a;

The b is already declare once at the first of the function; you seem to declare it again which cause the syntax error. Moreover, you failed to use for loop. Here is the syntax of for loop: for( initialization, condition, increasement/decreasement ). In the condition part, you use = (assign operator) instead of == (equalition). In this case, you are experience the infinitive loop because b variable is always 1 (all the non-zero integers are true, zero mean false). Remember, the for loop keep looping until the condition became false. If your condition is always true, then it will loop endlessly.

b = 1;
cin >> a;
for ( ; a > 0; a--)
   b *= a;

This would solve your problem, but you might ask me why I would write like this? where is my initialization? a variable recieves the input of the user to perform the calculation, which is my initialization. a > 0, this is my condition, I tell my program to loop until a's value is 0 or smaller than 0. a--, is my decreasement.

(Sorry, I was forgetten to initialize b=1 and to change = to *=)

thanks invisal but, it didn't cause any compilation error but for any number i put in it is showing -1 as the result

thanks invisal but, it didn't cause any compilation error but for any number i put in it is showing -1 as the result

Which code is giving you -1? Your original code? As posted, your factorial code actually results in an infinite loop.

Consider what it's doing:

cin >> a;  //get the user input, OK

for(int b; b=1; b--);  //sets b to - nothing!  Tests(?) b, but actually 
                       // sets be to 1 which evaluates to TRUE, so loop 
                       // proceeds. Semicolon following loop statement 
                       // is an empty statement,  so no action occurs.  
                       //  b gets decremented (now 0), then goes back to
                       //   the test, where it gets set back to 1 (TRUE).  
                       // Repeat till you kill the running process.

b = a;      //assuming this is what you meant do do as the loop body, why?

thanks invisal but, it didn't cause any compilation error but for any number i put in it is showing -1 as the result

the code given by invisal is absolutely correct.. it must work for you..

and one more thing..in your original code you worked for factorial in a for loop (which is incorrect ,as invisal explained) ...you are outputting a as the factorial of a cout << "The factorial of is" << a << endl; which is incorrect...

so output b which is holding the factorial of a

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