Hi all, I am new to C programming, can anyone help me out with a solution to find sum of digits of a 5-digit number without using control statements, like if, for... thank you

Re: Sum of digits 80 80

Sorry. I thought this was in C++ ...

make an array, loop through, and sum:

int total = 0;
int array[ARRAY_SIZE];
/* Fill array with info */

for [0 -> ARRAY_SIZE-1] 
  total = total + array[CURRENT_POSITION]

print "Sum: " total

Obviously that's psuedo code.

Re: Sum of digits 80 80

[...] to find sum of digits of a 5-digit number without using control statements, like if, for... thank you

make an array, loop through, and sum:

Read the question again?

commented: NIce catch +11
Re: Sum of digits 80 80

Maybe you could use the modulus operator and recursion?

Re: Sum of digits 80 80

Oh sorry. I misread. Please forgive :) For my sins -

#include <stdio.h>

int sum_digi( const int &num ) {
  if ( !num ) 
    return num;
  else
    return (num%10)+sum_digi( num/10 );
}

int main( void ) {
  int sum = sum_digi( 12345 );

  printf( "Sum: %d\n\n", sum );

  return 0;
}

Just simple recursion. What it does is it starts at 5 and works to 1. It gets the last digit (through the %10 operation), and then gets the next value through recursively calling the same function but dividing by ten to get the next digit (ie from 5 to 4 in this case).

It'll also work for bigger numbers.

Re: Sum of digits 80 80

Perhaps unroll the loop?

int number = 56789, sum = 0;
   sum += number % 10; number /= 10;
   sum += number % 10; number /= 10;
   sum += number % 10; number /= 10;
   sum += number % 10; number /= 10;
   sum += number % 10; number /= 10;
Re: Sum of digits 80 80

Oh sorry. I misread. Please forgive :) For my sins -

...He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone... John 8:7
However you are still using if/else control statements.

if ( !num ) 
    return num;
  else
    return (num%10)+sum_digi( num/10 );
Re: Sum of digits 80 80

Oh sorry. I misread. Please forgive :) For my sins -

#include <stdio.h>

int sum_digi( const int &num ) {
  if ( !num ) 
    return num;
  else
    return (num%10)+sum_digi( num/10 );
}

int main( void ) {
  int sum = sum_digi( 12345 );

  printf( "Sum: %d\n\n", sum );

  return 0;
}

Just simple recursion. What it does is it starts at 5 and works to 1. It gets the last digit (through the %10 operation), and then gets the next value through recursively calling the same function but dividing by ten to get the next digit (ie from 5 to 4 in this case).

It'll also work for bigger numbers.

Read it again, you used an if statement as Aia mentioned, in any case why are you doing someone else's homework. Leave them to their own devices:

Re: Sum of digits 80 80

>> Leave them to their own devices
I know. I normally don't but I misread the first post and apparently messed up the second. Fat load of use I am, eh?

I should start reading the posts more closely. Dave's method is probably what they want. Why don't you give out to Dave? (Kiddin').

Re: Sum of digits 80 80

Yes in future, know the difference between a helpful prod in the right direction and a complete solution, albeit incorrect. Bah ha ha!

commented: Please forgive me :( +3
Re: Sum of digits 80 80

Well technically then because for him it was incorrect it was a helpful prod in the right direction. All he had to do was 'flatten' it, right? So if two grey cells can rub off one another to create a fire ... you'd expect I could read propah.

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