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# Write an algorithm to compute the volume of water in cubic

Write an algorithm to compute the volume of water in cubic feet, flowing through a pipe of diameter d in feet, with a velocity of v feet per second.

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i need it right away with as much detail as possible. i am trying to learn this stuff online but the instructor is never available. so it will be self taught

Customer:

Write an algorithm to compute the volume of water in cubic feet, flowing through a pipe of diameter d in feet, with a velocity of v feet per second. The formula to compute the volume flow rate per second is given by:

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What do you think?

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I could not open these images

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ok let me type them

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Can you send me links ?

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so you just need a algorithm right ?

Customer:

R=d/2 Area=π?r²

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I am going to just write a algorithm in plain english language...is that ok ?

Customer:

volume =area·v

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ok...

Customer:

R=d/2 was the first part

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ok.

Customer:

will it be in c

Customer:

will i be able to learn from it

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I can make a program in C language, but that is different from algorithm (which will be in plaing english) language..

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I will do whatever helps you out

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What would you prefer ? Have you done any C programming ?

Customer:

never trying to learn it. would like to see it as it would appear in the compiler

Customer:

am i being difficult

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ok..I can write a C program for this as the compiler can understand a C program not algorithm

Customer:

ok

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Give mew few minutes to write a c program for you..

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have you run a c program before ?

Customer:

i have the compiler open as the instructer said to thats about it.

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ok...have you executed nay c programs before ...

Customer:

the book "C Programming" isnt much either

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I wnat to make sure you have executed a c program before this

Customer:

nope

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Customer:

cool thanks

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You may run into environment issues if you have not run a c program before this

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However I can't guarantee that you maybe able to run it on your machine...as your machine may not have evreything setup correctly

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But I will try my best to help as much as I can

Customer:

i can tell you what i did so far

Customer:

Open Visual Studio

Select "file" then "New Project"

Under the Visual C++ project type - select empty project

Enter a name and location for your project and hit OK.

In the solution explorer - right click on source files and choose "Add New Item"

Choose C++ (.cpp file) - even though you will be using "C" and not "C++"

Enter a name for the file like week1 and hit "Add"

This will open a code editor.

Once you enter your source code in this main window, choose "Debug" then "Start without Debugging" to compile and run the program. (Note: If using Visual Studio 2010 and the output screen disappears when debugging – see FAQ item below for tip on how to leave the output console open)

When things are working, you will need to submit the .cpp file for grading.

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ok...

Customer:

does that make better sence

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:) yeah a little bit...

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I am working on the program

Customer:

ok

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Here you go...

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do you understand the code ?

Customer:

where are the comments. I dont understand the code. should i debug it

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no

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comments are usually in grey color

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no grey lettering

Customer:

black blue green and red

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unfortunately I do not know why you are seeing that

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it depends on the preferences

Customer:

how do i see it working. i know i should debug then execute and test

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right click on the file...and hit "Run"....

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do you see a Run option ?

Customer:

it says object reference not set to an instance of an object

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not sure why you are seeing that error my friend

Customer:

you still there

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as I said I can help you with this program and write it for you...but since you have not run a C program before it may be difficult for you until you run a few sampes first

Customer:

so should i debug it

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you should be able to run and debug both..same code should work for both

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I suggest you run basic examples first..before you run a program like this

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Something like a sample program for Hello World

Customer:

ok so it says the project is out of date and would i like to build it when i start the debug.

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yes

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Customer:

its running now

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ok...great !!!!!

Customer:

the command prompt came up and ask me for diameter and velocity

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yes !!!

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sweeeeet !!

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You did it !

Customer:

then it says the program has exited with code 0 (0x0)

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ok...

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did it print volume before it did that ?

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can you copy paste eveyrhting form command prompt ?

Customer:

Enter a value for diameter : 12
Enter a value for velocity : 12
Volume of water flow is : 1356.480000Press any key to continue . . .

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cool...

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that woked great

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that is all good

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this is expected outcome...

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show this to your teammates or whoever is reveiwing your assignment and let me know if you have any concerns

Customer:

cool im just going over the code i see how you broke it down to the simplest form

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Anything after a // is a comment in English language

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Anything before a semicolon ; is C language code

Customer:

oh now i see the comments their green

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ok :)

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They are self explanatory

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But if you need help let me know

Customer:

thanks i have learned more from you in a hour and a half then i have from my prof.

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:) LOL...

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