I need help with a homework, i been working in this for the past 2 weeks and can't get it to work. I need to make a function that will allow me to create a dynamic array and them expand the old array of 3 subcript into the new array by dobling the size. here is what I have so far. I have done docen of changes an none works.

using namespace std;

int const SIZE=3;

int * resizeArray ( int  *arr, int size);
void displayArray (int arr[], int size);

int main ()

	int oldArray[SIZE]={10, 20, 30};
	int * expandArr;

	expandArr=resizeArray(oldArray, SIZE);


	//Display Original array

	cout<<"Here is the original array contents:\n";
	displayArray (oldArray, SIZE);

return 0;


int * resizeArray (int  *arr, int size)
cout<<"Starting  the function"<<endl;

int newSize=size*=2;
int *newArray;

if (newSize<=0)
return NULL;

newArray = new int[newSize];

for (int i=0; i<newSize; i++)
	newArray[i]=0;  cout<<newArray[i]<<endl;

for (int i=0; i<size; i++)
	newArray[i]=arr[i];  cout<<newArray[i]<<endl;

cout<<"Leaving the function"<<endl;
return newArray;


void displayArray (int arr[], int size)
cout<<"Just enter the function display array"<<endl;
for (int i=0; i<size; i++)
	cout<<arr[i]<<" ";

I did created the new array and initialized to all 0s but for some reason I can't transfer the old elements to the new sizes array. PLEASE HELP!!!!!

Edited by vitin6039: n/a

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By the way the only thing i need to do is initialize to 0 all the free spaces in the new array.

Edited by vitin6039: n/a


>>int newSize=size*=2;
OUCH! That equivalent to : size = size * 2; int newSize = size Which means that the variable size is twice its value. You wanted int newSize = size * 2 . Thus leaving the variable size unchanged.

Make sure you call delete [] expandArr at the end of main.


I did fix that but I still need to initialize the empty subscript of the new array with 0s. Any sugestions?


first thing i noticed is that your SIZE is declared as const, which should give problems if you try to use the SIZE var to create a new array of a different size.

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