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# finding average between three numbers

## finding average between three numbers

(OP)
hey guys
how do you find the average between three numbers in assembly language. here is what i have done so far: if you can help, i would be appreciate it very much. thanks

void Find( int *Address, int Number, int *Maximum, int * Minimum, double *Average) {

int Min, Max;
asm{
mov Min, 0x7FFF   // Assign largest possible value
mov Max, 0x8000   // Assign smallest possible value

mov bx, word ptr Address  // Offset address of array to search Number of

mov cx, word ptr Number   // elements in array.
} // end asm

Loop:
asm{                 // Loop around the array looking for Min and Max
mov ax, [bx]      // Get next array element
add bx, 2         // Point to next element, ready for    next time around loop

// Replace Min, if element smaller than current Min
cmp ax, Min
jge MaxTest
mov Min, ax

// Replace Max if element greater than current Max
MaxTest:
cmp ax, Max
jle Finish
mov Max, ax

Finish:        // Loop back if more elements left
dec cx
jnz Loop

// Put Min answer into contents pointed to by Minimum
mov bx, word ptr Minimum
mov ax, Min
mov [bx], ax

// Put Max answer into contents pointed to by Maximum
mov bx, word ptr Maximum
mov ax, Max
mov [bx], ax

// put average answer into contents pointed to by average
mov bx, word ptr Average
mov ax, average
mov [bx], ax

}     // end asm statement

} /*end of function Find*/

### RE: finding average between three numbers

Point 1:
If you're gonna use a C compiler for something like this, you might as well use C.  Unless this is time critical-code.

Point 2:
Be warned that the 'Average' variable is of type (double *) or pointer to double.
mov bx, word ptr Average
mov ax, average
mov [bx], ax
won't complain, but you're not gonna get the right value out of it.

Point 3:
Both the FP unit and the integer unit have division commands: FDIV and DIV.  You can use these commands to divide by three.  An average, after all, is the sum divided by the number of elements summed, so if you have 3 numbers to average just add them all up and divide.  Since you want a type 'double' you need to use FDIV.  Just load in the sum using FILD, load in a 3 (put a 'double const three=3.0; somewhere, then FLD three), then FDIV.  'Course if it's time intensive code you might want to forgo using floats altogether.

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