### Where to begin with loop problem.

I must write a program that finds the temperature, as an integer, that is the same in both Celsius and Fahrenheit. The formula for this is

F=(9/5)C+32

The program should create two integer variables for the temperature in Celsius and Fahrenheit. Initialize the temperature to 100 degrees Celsius. In a loop, decrement the Celsius value and compute the corresponding temperature in Fahrenheit until the values are the same.

any help is appreciated, I don't really understand loops that well and I'm having trouble knowing where to start with this. thank you in advance.
As i have understood you need something as

 ``12`` ``````celsius = 100; while ( toFahrenheit( celsius ) != celsius ) celsius--; ``````
I have gotten such temperatures

 celsius = -40, Fahrenheit = -40

#include <iostream>
using namespace std;

int main()
{

int celsius;
int fahrenheit;

celsius = 100;
while ( toFahrenheit( celsius ) != celsius ) celsius--;

F = (9/5)*C+32

I have this.. not sure where the equation comes into play.
now you need to define the function that will calculate the formula F = (9/5)*C+32

 ``12345678910111213141516171819202122`` ``````#include int toFahrenheit( int celsius ) { // here you shall do the calculations } int main() { int celsius; int fahrenheit; celsius = 100; while ( ( fahrenheit = toFahrenheit( celsius ) ) != celsius ) celsius--; std::cout << "celsius = " << celsius << ", fahrenheit = " << fahrenheit << std::endl; return 0; } ``````
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int toFahrenheit( int celsius )
{
// here you shall do the calculations
^^^
So do I put
toFahrenheit = (9/5)*celsius+32

or

fahrenheit = (9/5)*celsius+32

}

you said define the function that will calculate the formula.. so do I have to use a function??
It will be simpler to write

 ``1234`` ``````int toFahrenheit( int celsius ) { return ( ( 9.0 / 5 ) * celsius + 32 ); }``````

Now the program is ready.
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#include <iostream>
using namespace std;

int toFahrenheit( int celsius )
{

return ( ( 9 / 5 ) * celsius + 32 );

}

int main()
{
int celsius;
int fahrenheit;

celsius = 100;
while ( ( fahrenheit = toFahrenheit( celsius ) ) != celsius ) celsius--;

std::cout << "celsius = " << celsius
<< ", fahrenheit = " << fahrenheit
<< std::endl;

return 0;
}

not sure why but i'm not getting an output when i run the program.
thanks.
You forgot to set the line as he wrote it. change the line from:

return ( ( 9 / 5 ) * celsius + 32 );

to:

return ( ( 9.0 / 5 ) * celsius + 32 );