# Credit card help

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• November 6th, 2011, 07:20 PM
kostas198
Credit card help
Can someone help me with this?

The last digit of a credit card number is the check digit, which protects against transcription errors such as an error in a single digit or switching two digits. the following method is used to verify actual digit card numbers but for simplicity, we will describe it for numbers with 8 digits instead of 16.
--> Starting from the rightmost digit, form the sum of every other digit. For example, if the credit card number is 4358 9795, then you form the sum 5+7+8+3=23
--> Double each of the digits that were not included in the preceding step. Add all digits of the resulting numbers. For example, with the number given above, doubling the digits, starting with the next-to-last one yields 18 18 10 8. Adding all digits in these values yields 1+8+1+8+1+0+8=27
--> Add the sums of of the two preceding steps. If the last digit of the result is 0, the number is valid. IN our case, 23+27=50, so the number is valid

Write a program that implements this algorithm. The user should supply an 8 digit number, and you should print out whether the number is valid or not. If it is not valid, you should print the value of the check digit that would make it valid.
• November 6th, 2011, 09:50 PM
Junky
Re: Credit card help
What have you done so far?