How to limit number of guesses on a program.

Hey, so I've created a random number game where you are supposed to guess the number. The only problem is I want the user to only have five guesses, but I can't figure out how to do that. Any suggestions? (By the way, the program as of right now is set to print what the number is, that is just so that I know it works)

Here is my current code.

 ``1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738`` ``````#include /*included to allow for cout/cin to be used*/ #include /*included to allow time() to be used*/ #include /*include to allow rand() and srand() to be used*/ using namespace std; int main() { bool cont=true; while(cont) { int count=0; int guess; srand(time(0)); /*seeds random number generator. Do this just once*/ int x = rand() % 50; cout << "I'm thinking of a number between one and fifty. You have five tries. Go."; cout << "\nx = " << x << endl; std::cin >> guess; while (guess !=x) { { if (guess > x) { cout << "Too high! Try again. "; cin >> guess; } if (guess < x) { cout << "Too low! Try again. "; cin>>guess; } if (guess == x) { cout << "You're exactly right! Good job! \n"; return 0; } } } } return 0; }``````

Thank you for any help.
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Use an int to count how many guesses they've had, add one each time it loops, exit the loop when they have had too many guesses.
Hmm. I tried doing that, maybe I'm doing it wrong. This is what I added (right at the start of the while loop).

However, when I run it after it asks for my first guess, inputting guesses doesn't do anything.

 ``123456`` ``````count++; if (count ==5) { cout << "Sorry, you're out of guesses!"; return 0; }``````
 ``123456789101112131415161718`` `````` while (guess !=x && count!=5) { count++; if (guess > x) { cout << "Too high! Try again. "; cin >> guess; } else if (guess < x) { cout << "Too low! Try again. "; cin>>guess; } else { cout << "You're exactly right! Good job! \n"; } }``````
 ``1234567891011121314151617181920212223`` ``````while (guess !=x && count<5) { if (guess > x) { cout << "Too high! Try again. "; cin >> guess; count++; } if (guess < x) { cout << "Too low! Try again. "; cin>>guess; count++; } if (guess==x) { cout << "You're exactly right! Good job! \n"; return 0; } if (count==5) { cout << "You're out of guesses!\n"; return 0; } }``````