Re: More C programming help

  • From: "John Miller" <n1umj@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2007 12:10:41 -0400

Well, the what the program should do is there, but the line that is

gross = wage * hours + 0.5 (hours - 40);

for some reason, the compiler doesn't like it.
error is
Error 1 error C2064: term does not evaluate to a function taking -22 arguments

I usually do walk away for a bit when I get frustrated but it's the headaches I get after going back a few times that are really starting to concern me. I know I'm close, if I do different, easier math in that line like just adding 1 or something it will work changing it a bit, but when I do it this way, which looks right to me, it just doesn't like it. I'm sure I'm missing something simple again. I've been close right along I feel like, but lagging behind, I'm not sure if it's me, a Braille display would have probably helped with the last one but I can't afford that and was pretty much told "no" by the state when I wanted one for another class, it's too late now anyway week 5 or 10 starts tomorrow. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Marlon Brandão de Sousa" <splyt.lists@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2007 11:01 AM
Subject: Re: More C programming help

Hello John,
Let me tell you this: when you look at a hard programming task as if
it was a person and it was your enemy the probability of comming with
the solution is smaller. Try to look at it as if you did not deppend
on that, if you get frustrated of thinking and going to aparent noware
then go take a break, and back again to it latter. Don't start
thinking that you're likely to fail or that you don't like to have all
the work to try it again and again ... It may appear a joke, but it
does make the difference if you get yourself in a relaxed stat so you
can consentrate more on your problem and less in your fears and
frustrations ...
This said, I'll ask you to explain me what you're trying to do,
because I can not see what is the problem here.
I didn't try to compile your code but the sintax seen ok ... so what
is the problem?
2007/10/3, John Miller <n1umj@xxxxxxxxxxx>:
Hi everyone.
Here we go again, now, where I should be at with this program is, a program
that will figure out the wages for 5 employees, and now adding an if
statement to figure out overtime. I've been working on this for 2 days and this is what the code ends up looking like, I can make it work if I change
it to do the wrong thing, but when it comes time to get it right, I can't
make it work and I'm at a complete loss. If I do it with different math,
just make it add a few things with the same coding, that works so I knwo I'm
on the right track, but when it comes to doing the finished project, I'm
missing something. I had to stop yesterday for the second worst headache
I've ever had in my life, seems like I get those headaches every time I work
on this junk but I need the class.

(begin code(
#include <stdio.h>

int main (void)


int clock;

/* clock number */

float gross;

/* gross pay */

float hours;

/* hours worked */

float wage;

/* hourly wage */


int i;

/* Prompt for employee information */

for (i = 0; i <=5; ++i)

printf("enter your employee number: ");

scanf_s("%d", &clock);

printf("Enter the wage: ");

scanf_s("%f", &wage);

printf("Enter number of hours worked: ");

scanf_s("%f", &hours);

} /* end for */

/* attempting if statement for overtime*/

if ( hours > 40 )

/* calculate gross pay */

gross = wage * hours + 0.5 (hours - 40);

else gross = wage * hours;

/* print out employee information to the screen */

printf ("\t----------------------------------------------------------\n");

printf ("\tClock#        Wage        Hours        Gross\n");

printf ("\t----------------------------------------------------------\n");

printf ("\t%06i %5.2f %5.1f %7.2f\n",clock,wage,hours,gross);

printf("This employee worked %f hours with a per-hour basis of %f.\n",
hours, wage);

printf(" gross pay is %f.\n", gross);

return 0;


*end code

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