just started c++ class.... we use the absolute c++ book

after starting to read this book i decided to buy c++ for dummies and borrowed a book titled object oriented programming with c++ (book is from india written in english)

i still have no idea where to start on these two problems...

can someone dummy them down to basics and concepts... i dont want the code as i would like to learn this instead of just get the coding.

please help me

tatum

2. A government research lab has concluded that an artificial sweetener commonly used in

diet soda will cause death in laboratory mice. A friend of yours is desperate to lose

weight but cannot give up soda. Your friend wants to know how much diet soda it is

possible to drink without dying as a result. Write a program to supply the answer. The

input to the program is the amount of artificial sweetener needed to kill a mouse, the

weight of the mouse, and the weight of the dieter. To ensure the safety of your friend,

be sure the program requests the weight at which the dieter will stop dieting, rather

than the dieter’s current weight. Assume that diet soda contains one-tenth of 1% artificial

sweetener. Use a variable declaration with the modifier const to give a name to this

fraction. You may want to express the percentage as the double value 0.001.

8. The Babylonian algorithm to compute the square root of a number n is as follows:

1. Make a guess at the answer (you can pick n/2 as your initial guess).

2. Compute r = n / guess.

3. Set guess = (guess + r) / 2.

4. Go back to step 2 for as many iterations as necessary. The more steps 2 and 3 are

repeated, the closer guess will become to the square root of n.

Write a program that inputs an integer for n, iterates through the Babylonian algorithm

five times, and outputs the answer as a double to two decimal places. Your answer will

be most accurate for small values of n.