hey guys I am new to the programming language and have an assignment due today and I am stuck on this. Its a scrable programming in C. I tried but cannot figure out how the main function should work out. Here is my code with the assignment instruction. If anyone can guide me through it.
Thanks

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Write an interactive program that will allow a user to play the word game Scramble. You will need to:

• Declare and use two character arrays:
o one for the “word to be guessed”
o one for the “scrambled word”
• Declare additional variables as needed
• Load the arrays
o “word to be guessed”
 Read a word from the file and store it in the “word to be guessed” array.
o “scrambled word”
 Read a word from the file and store it in the “scrambled word” array


Sample Output:

Welcome to Scramble
This is where you explain the instructions!

Here is the word: oerts

Select one of the following:
1 - Answer the entire word
2 - Get a hint before you guess
3 - I give up, show me the answer
1
Here's is the scrambled word: oerts

Enter your guess:
store

you have used 1 of your guesses

Great job!
Do you want to play again? (y/n): y


Here is the word: otcpail

Select one of the following:
1 - Answer the entire word
2 - Get a hint before you guess
3 - I give up, show me the answer
2
You are trying to unscramble: otcpail

Which letter do you need help with?: c

This is where c is located in the word
c------
Here's is the scrambled word: otcpail

Enter your guess:
coptail

you have used 1 of your guesses

Here is the word: otcpail

Select one of the following:
1 - Answer the entire word
2 - Get a hint before you guess
3 - I give up, show me the answer
1
Here's is the scrambled word: otcpail

Enter your guess:
coplait

you have used 2 of your guesses

Here is the word: otcpail

Select one of the following:
1 - Answer the entire word
2 - Get a hint before you guess
3 - I give up, show me the answer
1
Here's is the scrambled word: otcpail

Enter your guess:
captail

you have used 3 of your guesses

Here is the word: otcpail

Select one of the following:
1 - Answer the entire word
2 - Get a hint before you guess
3 - I give up, show me the answer
1
Here's is the scrambled word: otcpail

Enter your guess:
caplait

you have used 4 of your guesses

Better luck next time
The word was capitol
Do you want to play again? (y/n): y


Here is the word: umnot

Select one of the following:
1 - Answer the entire word
2 - Get a hint before you guess
3 - I give up, show me the answer
2
You are trying to unscramble: umnot

Which letter do you need help with?: m

This is where m is located in the word
m----
Here's is the scrambled word: umnot

Enter your guess:
motun

you have used 1 of your guesses

Here is the word: umnot

Select one of the following:
1 - Answer the entire word
2 - Get a hint before you guess
3 - I give up, show me the answer
3
The word you were trying to guess was mount

Better luck next time
The word was mount
Do you want to play again? (y/n): n


Come and play any time!
Press any key to continue . . .
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and here is my code so far....

#define _CRT_SECURE_NO_DEPRECATE
#include <stdio.h>
#include <ctype.h>
#include <string.h>
#define SIZE 100

void Menu();//display the list of instrucitons
void Quit(char *again);//funciton for quiting the game
void clear(char default_array[SIZE]);//wipes out the arrays as the new game starts
int game_play_options();
int correct(char guess, char scrambled_word[SIZE], char word_to_be_guessed[SIZE], int *bad);

	
int main()//main function
{
	char word_to_be_guessed[SIZE]={'\0'};//array for the word to be guesseed
	char scrambled_word[SIZE]={'\0'};//array for the scrabled word
	char guessed_word[SIZE]={'\0'};//array for the guessed word
	char again='y';//for the quit funtion
	char selection;//choice to play
	char guess;//for users guess
	int bad=0;//counter for wrong guesses
	int progress;
	FILE *inptr;
	Menu();//calling menu funtion
	inptr=fopen("words.txt", "r");//opening the file

	while(again!='n' && again!='N')//if the user wants to play another game
	{
		clear(word_to_be_guessed);
		clear(scrambled_word);
		clear(guessed_word);
		fscanf(inptr,"%s", word_to_be_guessed);
		fscanf(inptr,"%s", scrambled_word);

		printf("Guess this word\n");
		printf("%s\n", scrambled_word);
		selection=game_play_options();
		if(selection =='c' || selection =='C')
		{
		printf("The word you were trying to guess was %s\n",word_to_be_guessed);
		}
		else if(selection =='a' || selection =='A')
		{
		printf("Okay now, guess the word\n");
		scanf("%s",&guessed_word);
		guess=guessed_word[SIZE];
		progress=correct(guess, scrambled_word, word_to_be_guessed, &bad);
		if(progress==0)
		{
			bad+=1;
		}
		if(bad==4)
			break;
		printf("You have guessed it wrong %d times\n", bad);
		printf("You have %d wrong guess left\n", 4-bad);
		}
		else
		{
			printf("Please enter appropriate selection...\n");
		}
		
		Quit(&again);
			
	}
		
		

	
	fclose(inptr);//closing the file
	return 0;
}


void Menu()
{
printf("******************************************************************\n\n");
printf("                  WELCOME TO SCRABLE!!\n\n\n");
printf("Please read the following instructions before you play\n");
printf("You will be presented with a word which is not in order\n");
printf("Guess the word looking at the letters\n");
printf("You can have up to four incorrect guesses\n");
printf("The game will be OVER when you have guessed the correct word!!\n");
printf("OR when you have guessed incorrectly FOUR times.\n\n");
printf("                       HAVE FUN!\n\n");
printf("****************************************************************** \n");
}
void clear(char default_array[SIZE])//wipes out the arrays as the new game starts
{
	int i=0;
	for(i=0; i<SIZE; i++)
	{
		default_array[i]='\0';
	}
}
void Quit(char *again)//funciton for quiting the game
{
	printf("Do you want to play another game(y/n)?");
	scanf(" %c", again);
	if(*again != 'y' && *again !='Y' && *again !='n' && *again !='N')
	{
	printf("Invalid selection, please chose(y/n)\n");
	Quit(again);
	}
	

}
int game_play_options()
{
	char choice;
	
	printf("Select one of the following:\n"); 
	printf("a -Answer the entire word\n"); 
	printf("b -Get a hint before you guess\n"); 
	printf("c -I give up, show me the answer\n");

	scanf("%c", &choice);
	return choice; 
}
int correct(char guess, char scrambled_word[SIZE], char word_to_be_guessed[SIZE], int *bad)
{
	if(guess=word_to_be_guessed[SIZE])
	{
		printf("YOU GUESSED IT CORRECT!!!!!\n\n");
		return 1;
	}
	else
	printf("You have guessed it worng\n");
	printf("Try again\n");
	printf("%s",scrambled_word);
	return 0;
}

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