help with c++ problem.

a software company sells a package that retails for \$99 . Quantity discounts are given according to this table.

Quantity              Discount
10-19                             20%
20-49                             30%
50-99                             40%
100 or more                    50%

Write a program that asks for the number of units sold and computes the total cost of the purchase.

Input Validation: Make sure the number of units is greater than 0.

Here is what I wrote out, tell me whats wrong with it.

#include <iostream>
using namespace std;

int main()
{
int quantity, discount, totcost, pprice;
pprice = 99;
totcost = pprice * quantity * discount;

cout << "How many units were sold? ";
cin >> quantity;
if (quantity == 10 && quantity <= 19)
discount = 20;
else if (quantity == 20 && quantity <= 49)
discount = 30;
else if (quantity == 50 && quantity <= 99)
discount = 40;
else if (quantity >= 100)
discount = 50;
else
discount = 0;
cout << "The total cost of the units is \$ " << totcost
<< endl;
return 0;

## All 3 Replies

Second, you can't calculate the cost before you know the quantity and discount.

Third, your conditionals checking the quantity need to be reconsidered. They won't work as desired but only require a small change.

Finally, you aren't validating the input per your instructions.

You also need to consider the following:
1) The results might not be integers
2) The initial equation uses discount and I think you're looking for 100% - discount
3) Discount should probably be in the range 0.0 - 1.0 or you need to divide by 100 to correct the math.
4) As written, orders that are not exactly 10, 20, 50, or 100 or larger will be computed as free (i.e. 0)

tot_cost=pprice*quantity;
if (quantity >= 10 && quantity <= 19) {
discount = tot_cost * .2; /*percent to decimal conversion: 20%/100% = .2*/
discounted_cost = tot_cost - discount; }
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