//Write a function: int max(int list[], int n) that recursively finds the largest integer between list[0] and list[n]. Assume at least one element in the list. Test it with a main program that takes as input an integer count followed by that many values. Output the original values followed by the maximum. Do not use a loop in max(). Output the value in the main program, not in the funcion.
//Sample input:
//5 50 30 90 20 80
//Sample output:
//Original list: 50 30 90 20 80
//Largest value: 90

``````# include <iostream>
using namespace std;
int max(int list[], int n)
int main ()
{
int list[30]

cout << "please type in numbers:  ";
cin.getline (list, 30, '\n');
cout << "original list: " << list [] << endl;
cout << "largest value: " << n << endl;

system ("pause");
return 0;
}

int max(int list[], int n)
{``````

//am not sure what to do next. I get the concept that i have to keep minmizing it, bit i so not know how to do that. please help!

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The project states "Test it with a main program that takes as input an integer count followed by that many values." Where did you read an integer count? Doesn't `getline()` read a string, not a list of integers? You need to use a loop to read (and output) your numbers.

Well the first question is, can you solve this problem using regular iteration?

instead of line 9, you should use a for loop to get the values for the integer array list...

and as WaltP said you have not read an integer count...it should have been read before line 8...

line 10 too is incorrect...you dont display an integer array like that...you have to use the for loop there...

commented: Isn't that what I said? -2

n again you have to call the function max between lines 10 and 11...or otherwise from where you will get the value for "n"??

so is int list[] an array? and i would have to call every element of it?

WHAT WOULD BE ANOTHER WAY I COULD WRITE THE LAST PART OF THIS FUNCTION?

//Write a function: int max(int list[], int n) that recursively finds the largest integer between list[0] and list[n]. Assume at least one element in the list. Test it with a main program that takes as input an integer count followed by that many values. Output the original values followed by the maximum. Do not use a loop in max(). Output the value in the main program, not in the funcion.
//Sample input:
//5 50 30 90 20 80
//Sample output:
//Original list: 50 30 90 20 80
//Largest value: 90

``````# include <iostream>
using namespace std;
int max(int[], int);
int main ()
{
int list[40];
int number_size=0;

cout << "how many numbers you want to input?  ";
cin >> number_size;
for(int i=0; i<number_size;i++)
cin >> list[i];
cout << "original list: " << endl;
for(int i=0; i<number_size; i++);
cout << list[i] << endl;
cout << "largest value: " << max(list, number_size) << endl;

system ("pause");
return 0;
}

int max(int l[], int n)
{

static int count=0;
int maximum= l[count];

if (maximum<l[count])
maximum=l[count];
count++;
if (count==n)
return maximum;
return max(l,n);
}``````

line 15, you have declare i again...that is not correct...and you have placed a semi colon after for loop there...so line 16 will run just once and will not give the desired output...

and line 29 should not be there...instead it should be

``static int maximum=l[0];``

otherwise as the function is called again and again maximum value will be initialised to present l[count]...and the maximum value till that point will be lost...

Try It, I think it will solve your problem

``````#include<iostream.h>
#include<conio.h>

int find(int *a,int start,int end)
{

if(start<end)
{

if(a[start]<a[end])
{

cout<<"1st Arrys condition"<<a[start]<<" "<<a[end]<<endl;
return find(a,start+1,end);

}
else
cout<<"2nd Arrys condition"<<a[start]<<" "<<a[end]<<endl;
return find(a,start,end-1);

}
cout<<"Last= "<<a[end]<<endl;
}

void main()
{
clrscr();

const int size=8;
int arr[size]={7,6,13,12,2,9,5,99};

for(int i=0;i<size;i++)
{
cout<<arr[i]<<" ";
}
cout<<endl;
find(arr,0,size-1);

getch();
}``````
commented: Look at the dates, please. -7
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