Suppose you want to make a random 9 digit number, using every number from 1 to 9 exactly once. You have a process called random(top) that gives a random number up to top (if top was 5, it would give random numbers from 1 to 5)
a) How could you do this?
b) If top couldn't be more than 9, how could you do this using random(top) only 9 times (or less)?
(In reply to
C++ solution by friedlinguini)
Can you explain it in words too? I think that's half the problem.
I think Charlie had my idea.
One other way you could do it is:
(all variables start out as 0)
[
Mutliply x by 10
Add one to the variable n
Do (rand(9) to get x. ) while the first n digits of answerlist aren't equal to x.
Add x to answer.
] Do all that is in the [] 9 times.
This is an inefficient way to accomplish this, but it is another way. It is also short codewise.

Posted by Gamer
on 20030502 10:46:14 