### Calculator Console App

Hello,
I am making a console calculator app in Visual Studio 2012 RC (Beta). I want the user to select if they want addition, subtraction, multiplication or division. I am using the if statement, but when I debug it and choose, say, division, it adds it. Then I do, say, multiplication, it does subtraction. The user should press 1 to plus, 2 to minus, 3 to multiply and 4 to divide. This is the order:
Subtraction
Multiplication then
Division
My theory is that it is obeying sequence, not choice. Here is the source code:
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#include <iostream>
using namespace std;

int main ()
{
int subtraction = 2;
int multiplication = 3;
int division = 4;
int a;
int b;
cout << "Welcome to Shahmeer's Calculator.\n";
cout << "Press 1 for addition, 2 for subtraction, 3 for multiplication & 4 for division: ";
{
cout << "Please enter a value\n";
cin >> a;
cout << "Please enter another value\n";
cin >> b;
cout << "The sum of these two values is " << a+b;
}
cout << "\nPress 1 for addition, 2 for subtraction, 3 for multiplication & 4 for division: ";
if (cin >> subtraction)
{
cout << "Please enter a value\n";
cin >> a;
cout << "Please enter another value\n";
cin >> b;
cout << "The difference between these two values is " << a-b;
}
cout << "\nPress 1 for addition, 2 for subtraction, 3 for multiplication & 4 for division: ";
if (cin >> multiplication)
{
cout << "Please enter a value\n";
cin >> a;
cout << "Please enter another value\n";
cin >> b;
cout << "The product of these two values is " << a*b;
}
cout << "\nPress 1 for addition, 2 for subtraction, 3 for multiplication & 4 for division: ";
if (cin >> division)
{
cout << "Please enter a value\n";
cin >> a;
cout << "Please enter another value\n";
cin >> b;
cout << a << " divided by " << b << " is " << a/b << "\n";
}
system ("pause");
return 0;
}
when you go:
`if (cin >> addition)` it inputs a value into `int addition`, then returns the `cin` object. The `cin `object is not zero, so it evaluates as `true`.

 ``1234567891011`` ``````int choice; cin >> choice; if (choice == addition) { do addition stuff } else if (choice == subtraction) { do subtraction stuff } else if ...``````
Something like this is probably what you want:
 ``12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940`` ``````#include using namespace std; int main () { int addition = 1; int subtraction = 2; int multiplication = 3; int division = 4; int a; int b; int choice; cout << "Welcome to Shahmeer's Calculator.\n"; cout << "Press 1 for addition, 2 for subtraction, 3 for multiplication & 4 for division: "; cin >> choice; cout << "Please enter a value\n"; cin >> a; cout << "Please enter another value\n"; cin >> b; if (choice == addition) { cout << "The sum of these two values is " << a+b; } if (choice == subtraction) { cout << "The difference between these two values is " << a-b; } if (choice == multiplication) { cout << "The product of these two values is " << a*b; } if (choice == division) { cout << a << " divided by " << b << " is " << a/b << "\n"; } system ("pause"); return 0; }``````

A few improvements:
1. Make addition/subtraction/multiplication/division an `enum` type or a `const int` type instead of `int`. That'll prevent you from accidently writing into a container which is going to be a constant that you'll use for comparisons.
2. Use `else if` instead of `if` when checking for subtraction, multiplication or division. Even better... use a `switch` statement!
Thanks for this! I am just a beginner (started only 2 days ago!). Well anyway it worked! Yeah, another thing I wanted to ask is is it possible to go to "Welcome to Shahmeer's Calculator" after each calculation and if so could you show me how to. It would be much appreciated. I also want to give you the source code of some apps (very simple ones) that I made!
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This is an app that calculates the circumference of a circle after you give it the radius.
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#include <iostream>
using namespace std;

#define PI 3.14159

int main ()
{
int r;
cout << "Welcome to Shahmeer's Circle Circumference Calculator\n"; cout << "Please enter the radius (r) of a circle: \n";
cin >> r;
cout << "The circumference of the circle is " << 2*PI*r << "\n";
system ("pause");
return 0;
}
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This one calculates the average speed after you give it the distance and total time.
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#include <iostream>
#include <string>
#include <sstream>
using namespace std;

int main ()
{
string mystring;
float distance = 0;
int time = 0;

cout << "Total distance: ";
getline (cin, mystring);
stringstream (mystring) >> distance;
cout << "Total time taken: ";
getline (cin, mystring);
stringstream (mystring) >> time;
cout << "Average speed: " << distance/time << endl;
system ("pause");
return 0;
}
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And this one is a sort of talking app.
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// Has a sort of conversation with the user

#include <iostream>
#include <string>
using namespace std;

int main ()
{
string talk;
cout << "Hello, what is your name. My name is Alex Talk App. ";
getline (cin, talk);
cout << "I like the name " << talk << ".\n";
cout << "\n" << "How old are you? I guess applications don't really have ages. ";
getline (cin, talk);
cout << "\n" "Where do you live? I live in the HP Compaq 6720s laptop. ";
getline (cin, talk);
cout << "\n" << "That's a cool place! But you should see my country, Windows 7. It nearly got taken over by Windows 8! Phew! What are your hobbies? ";
getline (cin, talk);
cout << "\n" << "Interesting hobbies. Mine are , well I don't have hobbies, really. I talk to the user and then go to sleep! What kinds of food and drink do you like? ";
getline (cin, talk);
cout << "\n" << "Hmmm," << talk << " sounds delicious! I only consume electricity! It was very nice meeting you! Bye!\n ";
getline (cin, talk);
cout << "We will meet again next time!\n";
system ("pause");
return 0;
}
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Please tell me how you like them!
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