This my first time asking for help for my C++ programming class but recently my teacher gave us an assignment that got me so confused. I don't understand what to do. My assignment is due Wed, Feb 8, 2012 and my C++ programming book is expected to arrive Friday. I didn't want to receive an F on this assignment because it's 45% of my grade. So if someone can help, that will be great. Thanks

Here is the assignment below:
P.S. My teacher also said that there should be a menu also.

Write a program to accomplish the following tasks:
1. Generate arbitrary number of random integer numbers between [0-100]
2. Save or load the numbers from/to a text file based on user option
3. Search the generated list for an arbitrary number entered by a user
4. Use Linear search algorithms based on a user option
5. Computes CPU time used by either search algorithm
6. Use menu-based interaction with the user

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This looks like a normal homework assignment that combines previously learned tasks into a complete application:

  • Generating random numbers
  • File I/O
  • Searching
  • Sorting

The only part that might not have been covered in your class would be computing the CPU time, but that's straightforward. I'll give you that part, as a sign of good will in the hope that you're not just looking for a hand out. ;)

#include <iostream>
#include <climits>
#include <ctime>

using namespace std;

class Timer
    void start() { _start = clock(); }
    void stop() { _stop = clock(); }
    double elapsed() const { return ((double)_stop - _start) / CLOCKS_PER_SEC; }
    clock_t _start, _stop;

int main()
    Timer timer;
    for (int i = 0; i < INT_MAX; i++)
        // Loopity loop
    cout << "The loop took " << timer.elapsed() << " seconds\n";

Aside from the timing, which part of the assignment don't you understand? Just posting a homework assignment without any proof of effort comes close to breaking Daniweb's homework rule, and given the complexity of the assignment I strongly doubt that you haven't learned enough to write some basic test programs for each part.


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Thanks for helping me with the CPU and so far I have most of the assignment done. He taught the wrong lesson for this assignment, so the class was confused but everything is going good now and once again thanks

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