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    cnt prefix in java?

    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.

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    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
    Mike

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    thanks a lot for clearing that up.

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    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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