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    Default array troubles

    Hi There
    Im having difficulty with sorting out an element in my code.

    I have an array with 6 spots that need to increment every time the user enters one of the figures.
    That part i have done

    I need to show what the highest and lowest scores were
    Ive done that too

    But now I need to attach a string to the highest and lowest. The problem is that if there are multiple spots e.g 2,2,2 for the lowest. the computer says lowest = 2 which is good but when I attach a string to match the correct array element three strings will print out. I only need it to say one, more importantly the lowest array element.

    array
    Assume the user knows what colour represent which number
    yellow = 1, green = 2, purple = 3, white = 4, black = 5, blue = 6, red = 7

    int colours[]={1,2,3,4,5,6,};
    int counter[]={0,0,0,0,0,0};
    e.g user enters numbers
    2
    2
    3
    3
    4
    4
    4
    5
    5
    5
    6
    6
    6
    7
    7
    7
    7
    I want the print out to look like this:

    the lowest number was "green" with 2
    the highest number was "red" with 7


    Except its doing this:

    The lowest number was "green" with 2
    the lowest number was "purple" with 2
    and so on

    Any help would be awesome

    Thanks


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    Default Re: array troubles

    The problem is that if there are multiple spots e.g 2,2,2 for the lowest. the computer says lowest = 2 which is good but when I attach a string to match the correct array element three strings will print out. I only need it to say one, more importantly the lowest array element.
    You did not tell how to attach a String to match the correct array element so I do not know what is wrong.

    Why not use a pair of arrays like this:

    int colours[]={1,2,3,4,5,6,};
    String colorNames[]={"yellow", "green", "purple", "white", "black", "blue"};

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    Default Re: array troubles

    the highest number was "red" with 7
    I'm confused why the print out shows 7 when the list of numbers you posted only has 4 7's in it?

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    It would help if you posted your code.
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