In the program of Figs. 11.3–11.5, Fig. 11.4 contains the comment "overloaded stream insertion operator; cannot be a member function if we would like to invoke it with cout << somePhoneNumber;." Actually, the stream insertion operator could be a PhoneNumber class member function if we were willing to invoke it either as somePhoneNumber.operator<<( cout ); or as somePhoneNumber << cout;. Rewrite the program of Fig. 11.5 with the overloaded stream insertion operator<< as a member function and try the two preceding statements in the program to demonstrate that they work.

Here is what I have so far: we have to create phonnumber class

Header File:

#ifndef PHONENUMBER_H#define PHONENUMBER_H #include <iostream>using std::ostream;using std::istream; #include <string>using std::string; class PhoneNumber{friend ostream &operator<<( ostream &, const PhoneNumber & );friend istream &operator>>( istream &, PhoneNumber & );      private:string areaCode; // 3-digit area codestring exchange; // 3-digit exchangestring line; // 4-digit line}; // end class PhoneNumber  #endif

Phonenumber .cpp file

// for class PhoneNumber.#include <iomanip>using std::setw; #include "PhoneNumber.h"  // overloaded stream insertion operator; cannot be                // a member function if we would like to invoke it with           // cout << somePhoneNumber;                                       ostream &operator<<( ostream &output, const PhoneNumber &number ){                                                                output << "(" << number.areaCode << ") "                      << number.exchange << "-" << number.line;                    return output; // enables cout << a << b << c;                 } // end function operator<<                                      // overloaded stream extraction operator; cannot be         // a member function if we would like to invoke it with     // cin >> somePhoneNumber;                                  istream &operator>>( istream &input, PhoneNumber &number )  {                                                              input.ignore(); // skip (                                   input >> setw( 3 ) >> number.areaCode; // input area code   input.ignore( 2 ); // skip ) and space                      input >> setw( 3 ) >> number.exchange; // input exchange    input.ignore(); // skip dash (-)                            input >> setw( 4 ) >> number.line; // input line            return input; // enables cin >> a >> b >> c;     

MAIN .CPP file

#include <iostream>using std::cout;using std::cin;using std::endl; #include "PhoneNumber.h" int main(){PhoneNumber phone; // create object phonecout << "Enter phone number in the form (123) 456-7890:" << endl; // cin >> phone invokes operator>> by implicitly issuing// the global function call operator>>( cin, phone )    cin >> phone;                                            cout << "The phone number entered was: "; // cout << phone invokes operator<< by implicitly issuing// the global function call operator<<( cout, phone )    cout << phone << endl;                                   system (“pause”);return 0;} // end main

Please Help me any type of help I would appreciate it!!!!

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Why don't you paste your code without all that fancy syntax highlighting so it doesn't appear on just one line. Then rethink your question, where exactly are you having problems with overloading operators?

A brief description of what you expect your program to do would also be helpful.

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