Code a decision using an IF, THEN, ELSE statement (2 branch decision)
Code a one branch decision using a null else statement

The following is my answer:

program Negatives;

{$APPTYPE CONSOLE}

uses
  SysUtils,
  ourcrt;

var
        balance, posNeg:integer;

begin
  randomize;
  writeln ('Generating your bank balance');
  writeln ('Please wait .....');
  sleep (2000);
  //create a random number between 0 and 1000
  balance:=random(1000);
  //randomly decide if the balance is negative
  //1 for positive, 0 for negative
  posNeg:=random(2);
  if posNeg=0 then
    begin
       balance:=balance*-1;
       writeln('Can you hear that sound? Its your cheque bouncing');
       sound(200,1000);
       end
       else
         begin
           writeln ('Positive balance');
         end;
       writeln('Your balance is ', balance);
       sleep(5000);

end.

Could you tell me why at the Line 22 & 25, we do not want to put full-stop / semi-colon after the 'end'? It makes me very confused about the punctuation marks.

your code is working well,where is the problem?????
you can write here too:
if posNeg=0 then
begin
balance:=balance*-1;
writeln('Can you hear that sound? Its your cheque bouncing');
sound(200,1000);
end;
If NegPos = 1 Then writeln ('Positive balance');

In your example if you put a semicolon; after your If statement's end,then the compiler thinks that it is a short version of the if statement,and send you an error about the else part,try it.....';' Not allowed before 'ELSE'....now you got it?..... :D

I have got a problem on the punctuation mark and what is the meaning of the following code?

posNeg:=random(2);
  if posNeg=0 then

Hi turbomen :)
PosNeg is a variable,the Random() function generate a random number it will one or zero,and PosNeg's value willl be one of them,the If statement will evaluate the condition.The evaluating result can be only two values,such as [True] or the another is [False].
If true that posneg's value is zero Then,the program does the added commands,if the condition is FALSE then the [Else] branch follows if there is any....
Good practice,try it...
Load your code into delphi,press the [Run] menu and press [Trace Into F7],so you can go inside the program,by pressing the [F7] button,you will see the steps one by one,look at your If statement's changes with your own eyes... :D

Dear Sir
I want to acquire a component that I had left mouse down on it. Although with right mouse down it is easy.
I had assign a popupmeno for left mouse button, and then, I used this code (x:=popopmeno.popupcomponent;). But this code just works for right popupmeno clich, not for left button clich.
I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Sincerely,
Hamed Tirandaz

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