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I need to know how to assign the random number to 'x' as it is generated, cheers mate!

It may depend on how you are getting the random number. For example, rand  can be found in stdlib.h. To use it, you would do something like:

int x;
x = rand(); // a random number
x = rand(); // another random number
x = rand(); // another random number

To use random, you will need to include stdlib.h and time.h for randomize. You could then use it like:

randomize();
int x;
x = random(100); // returns random integer between 0 and 99
x = random(100); // returns another random integer between 0 and 99
x = random(100); // returns another random integer between 0 and 99

Another common random number generator is srand (also in stdlib.h) which uses a "seed."

int x;
srand(12348);
x = rand(); // a random number
x = rand(); // another random number
x = rand(); // another random number

In reality, all of these are pseudo-random generators. srand is very popular since you can give it the current time as a seed to make it appear more random.

#include <time.h>
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.
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time_t t;
srand((unsigned) time(&t));
x = rand(); // a random number
x = rand(); // another random number
x = rand(); // another random number

Hope this helps.

James P. Cottingham

International Veneer Co., Inc.
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