HI, I am a new person to the forum and also a pretty new person to coding. I am having difficulty with an assignment and need some direction.
Here's the problem: I'm a car sales person who is giving discounts on certain styles and years of cars. In my 2D array table input file, rows represent the year of the car (1-2003, 2=2002, 3=2001, 4=2000, 5=1999, 6=1998) and columns represent style of car as a code number (1= mini, 2=small, 3=medium, 4=full-size,5=luxury). The discount percentage table I have on file reads like this:
0.050, 0.055, 0.060, 0.065, 0.070
0.040, 0.045, 0.050, 0.055, 0.060
0.030, 0.035. 0.040, 0.045, 0.050
0.020, 0.025, 0.030, 0.035, 0.040
0.010, 0.015, 0.020, 0.025, 0.030
0.005, 0.010, 0.015, 0.020, 0.025
The code I have written so far is as follows: (it is not completely worked out yet, so please don't laugh...too much)
DIM disc (6,5) AS String DIM price AS Double DIM row AS String DIM column AS String DIM discountPercent AS String DIM discountAmount AS Double DIM finalPrice AS Double DIM totalCars AS Integer DIM endOfDay As Integer DIM i AS Integer i = 0 totalCars = 0 endOfDay = 0 OPEN "DiscCars.txt" for INPUT AS #1 DO WHILE i < 6 INPUT #1, disc(i,0), disc(i,1), disc(i,2), disc(i,3), disc(i,4) i = i + 1 PRINT "Enter Suggested Price of Car (or 0 to exit): $", price close #1 LOOP DO WHILE price <> endOfDay PRINT "Enter year of vehicle: " row PRINT "Enter Style code: " column discountPercent = (row)(column) PRINT "Discount Percentage is %", discountPercent discountAmount = price * discountPercent PRINT "Discount Amount is: $ ", discountAmount finalPrice = price - discountAmount PRINT "Your Final Sales Total is: $ ;, finalPrice totalCars = totalCars + 1 PRINT "Today, you sold", totalCars, "cars!" IF totatCars > 5 THEN PRINT "Well Done!!" ELSE PRINT "You need to work harder!" ENDIF PRINT "Enter Suggested Price of Car (or 0 to exit): $", price LOOP
My major problem is I cannot figure out how to get the DiscCars.txt file figures to read into my code so I can calculate row and column to get discount percent (output to screen). How do I code the row and column calculations?
Let me know if you need further info.