Make this run till it reaches max

This will run once with no problems. But if I switch the while condition then it goes to infinite loop. This is what I am trying to do:
How would I make it run so current_total would add until it reached total and stopped. Also print how many tries it took to do so. Thanks.

 ``123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930313233343536373839404142434445464748495051525354555657585960616263646566`` ``````#include # include using namespace std; int main() { int maximum; int minimum; int random_number; int req_subtraction; int current_total; int total; cout << "Total Limit?" << endl; //can't go over this cin >> total; cout << "Max you can add?" << endl; cin >> maximum; cout << "Minimum you can add?" << endl; cin >> minimum; cout << "Required Subtraction?" << endl; cin >> req_subtraction; srand(time(0)); //seed the random number int high=maximum; int low=minimum; do { random_number = rand () % (high - low + 1) + low;//random number between max and min cout << "Random Number is " << random_number << endl; current_total = random_number - req_subtraction; if(current_total < 0) //make so negatives equal out to zero { current_total = 0; } while(current_total < 0); cout << "The current total is " << current_total << endl; if (current_total >= total) //if current total goes over the max then set to max { current_total = total; } } while (current_total > total); //if I set the > to < it goes to infinite loop system("pause"); return 0; } ``````
I'm not quite sure what you are trying to do, but an endless loop occurs due to the way you wrote your code. Your current_total is always going to be less than or equal to total. Notice that your last if statement will never let current_total be greater than total. I'm not sure what your trying to do with line 49 either. Your syntax is incorrect.
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why do you have two while statements?

also, try current_total += random_number - req_subtraction;

I think the idea here is that you keep looping until the current_total arrives at either the total, or some value that is over the total so that we can set current_total to the max value.

when you do this:

current_total = random_number - req_subtraction;

current_total never accumulates, it just keeps getting reassigned.
this is why it always helps to have multiple eyes. thanks a ton. I'll rework the code and get back if I have any more ?'s
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