### (Code is entering fail-state) How do I fix?

Hey everyone, I'm having a hard time finishing this program. I'm brand new to programming and any help would be appreciated. This is what I have so far. I'm pretty sure I'll need to use an if-else statement to output the maximum, but not too sure of the rest of the code. Thanks, I really appreciate it!

 ``12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152535455565758`` ``````//Purpose: Finish this program so taht it uses the following two functions: // ReadNums - a void function called in main that uses cin to read three // numbers that the user will type in, these three numbers will be // In/Out parameters that main will then pass to the next function // CalcMax - an int single value returning function that will determine // the maximum of the three numbers. #include using namespace std; //Function declarations (prototypes) for ReadNums and CalcMax go here void ReadNums(int& x, int& y, int& z); int Calcmax(int max); int main() { int x=0; int y=0; int z=0; int max; //Read in the three numbers using the ReadNums function ReadNums(x, y, z); //Calculate the max using the CalcMax value returning function if (x > y && x > z) { cin >> max; } else if (y > x && y > z) { cin >> max; } else if (z > x && z > y) { cin >> max; } //Print the maximum cout << "The maximum value of the three numbers you entered is " << max << endl; return 0; } //ReadNums function definition goes here //The function will prompt the user to enter three numbers, read the //numbers and then pass those three numbers back to main. void ReadNums(int& x, int& y, int& z) { cout << "Enter three numbers with a space in between each number and press Enter: "; cin >> x >> y >> z; } //CalcMax function definition goes here //It will return an int ``````
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 ``123456`` ``````int maxOf3(int a, int b, int c){ int max=0; max = (a > b) ? a : b; max = (c > max) ? c : max; return max; }``````

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Is that would I would use for CalcMax function definition?

Because the code has to be in the format that I listed above. I have to fill in the code where the comments are and leave everything else the same way.
I'm not sure where to begin
@jmcdaniel10: Start with taking 3 numbers as input. Use `cin>>x;` to get the input. You will have to change the ReadNums function to take arguments by reference. A good reference on how to pass values by reference. http://www.cplusplus.com/doc/tutorial/functions/

Once you have the input in x, y, and z, you could then pass these to Calcmax function.
I updated the void function to take arguments by reference and also added where input can be taken into x, y, and z.

I still do not know how to calculate the max using CalcMax function or how to set up the format for the definition of ReadNums and CalcMax
Any help guys?
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