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Re^4: Number Guessing Game

by randomhero1270 (Novice)
on Sep 23, 2012 at 17:57 UTC ( #995227=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Number Guessing Game
in thread Number Guessing Game

thanks I understand what you are saying. How do you define a range?

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Re^5: Number Guessing Game
by roboticus (Chancellor) on Sep 23, 2012 at 19:24 UTC


    To select a random number in a particular range:

    my $low=65; my $high=75; my $guess = int(rand($high-$low+1))+$low;

    Since the range is 65 to 75, there are only 11 choices. So the left part chooses a number from 0 to 10, and then we add the $low end of the range back to turn it into 65 to 75.

    Update: as one popular signature goes: Figure out how you'd do it by hand, then program the computer. When you're playing against another person, you don't just guess a random number between 1 and 10 each time, do you? If you did, people would stare at you in puzzlement when you guess 5 they say "high" and then you guess 3. So think about how you do your guessing, and make the computer do it the same way.


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