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vhrocker5150
12-09-2004, 10:35 PM
Im just wondering what cnt means? A java trainer I am working on put it in the answer to a puzzle that I was working on, and i dont know what it means..

static int factorial(int n)
{
int cnt = 2;
int fact = 1;
while(cnt <= n)
{
fact *= cnt;
cnt++;
}
return fact;
}

any help would be appreciated. thanks.

anarchy3200
12-09-2004, 10:49 PM
it looks like it is just the name of the integer

the 'int' specifies the data type of the variable - integer
the 'cnt' is the name of it
then you set the value to the variable

its the same with int fact - its just the variable name

Hope this helps

vhrocker5150
12-09-2004, 11:21 PM
thanks a lot for clearing that up.

KeZZeR
12-10-2004, 12:56 AM
Yup, as anarchy said, i'd imagine cnt is a short way of saying count since you're incrementing every time you iterate through the while loop :)



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