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## Software Design Using C++

### Answering the Question

Remember that we are trying to rewrite the test program so that the program now has the user interactively enter a list of items to buy. For each item to be purchased, the program should prompt the user to enter the unit price and the number of units of this item to buy. The program should output the cost for each type of item and, at the end, the total cost.

The following is the complete program that answers this question. Of course, you may have done things slightly differently. Note that the Results function was rewritten so as to only print the Cost, thus complying with the new problem description. Besides, it would not make a lot of sense to print the price and quantity right after the user just entered these.

 `````` /* Filename: function.cpp Author: Br. David Carlson Date: December 21,2003 This program finds the total cost for buying a list of items. For input, the program prompts the user to enter the unit price and number to buy for each item in the list. A unit price of zero (or a negative) is entered in order to end data entry. Tax is not added, but the program does give a discount of \$5 if the cost for all units of any particular item is over \$80. For output, the program displays the cost for each item and at the end shows the total cost. */ #include using namespace std; // Function prototypes: float CalculateCost(float Price, int NumPurchased); void Results(float Price, int NumPurchased, float & TotalCost); int main(void) { float Price, TotalCost; int Num; TotalCost = 0.0; cout << "Enter the price for the current item to be purchased (or 0 to quit): "; cin >> Price; // To be exact, we should use != 0 here, but a negative price is not valid // so we can end the program on a negative price as well as zero. while (Price > 0) { cout << "Enter the number of units of this item to be purchased: "; cin >> Num; Results(Price, Num, TotalCost); cout << "Enter the price for the current item to be purchased (or 0 to quit): "; cin >> Price; } cout << "Total cost: " << TotalCost << endl; return 0; } `````` `````` /* Given: Price The unit price of an item to be purchased. NumPurchased The number of this item to be purchased. TotalCost The total cost of all items purchased thus far. Task: To find the cost of purchasing NumPurchased units of this item and to print this cost on the screen. Also updates TotalCost to include the cost of purchasing these new items. Return: TotalCost Updated total cost of all items purchased thus far. */ void Results(float Price, int NumPurchased, float & TotalCost) { float Cost; Cost = CalculateCost(Price, NumPurchased); TotalCost = TotalCost + Cost; cout << "Cost: " << Cost << endl << endl; } `````` `````` /* Given: Price The unit price of an item to be purchased. NumPurchased The number of this item to be purchased. Task: To find the cost of purchasing NumPurchased items at unit price Price. A discount of \$5 is given if the cost of the NumPurchased items is over \$80. Return: This cost in the function name. */ float CalculateCost(float Price, int NumPurchased) { float TempCost; TempCost = Price * NumPurchased; if (TempCost > 80.0) TempCost = TempCost - 5.0; return TempCost; } ``````

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Author: Br. David Carlson with contributions by Br. Isidore Minerd
Last updated: January 15, 2013
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