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Thread: A Program that will ask five letters and create a possible words

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    Default A Program that will ask five letters and create a possible words

    hi, I'm James.. I am a new user of java, our teacher gives us a project: "Write a program that will ask five letters from the user and automatically create possible words for the given letters.",.. I search this @ google but still i can't find an idea on how to fix this, do you have any idea of this kind of problem in java?.

    thank you so much..


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    Default Re: A Program that will ask five letters and create a possible words

    You may wish to tell us which step *exactly* are you stuck on?

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    Default Re: A Program that will ask five letters and create a possible words

    Is this a "make all possible combinations" project?
    For example. given 1,2,3 : 123,132,213,231,312,321
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    Default Re: A Program that will ask five letters and create a possible words

    @jms25 Please see the sticky at the top of this forum titled: Sticky: This Forum is for Saying Hi, not for Asking Technical Questions (READ BEFORE POSTING)

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    Default Re: A Program that will ask five letters and create a possible words

    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    Is this a "make all possible combinations" project?
    For example. given 1,2,3 : 123,132,213,231,312,321
    yap!, thanks i think that's it, coz our instructor didn't give the actual output.. what if five letters example: A,B,C,D,E.. and it will output all possible strings/words that can be formed using the letters given. how can we do that?.

    thanks Norm..

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    Default Re: A Program that will ask five letters and create a possible words

    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    You may wish to tell us which step *exactly* are you stuck on?
    @ curmudgeon.. A program that will ask for five letters e.g. "A,B,C,D,E" and will ouput all possible Strings/words that can be formed using the letters given.
    how can we do that?

    thanks

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    Default Re: A Program that will ask five letters and create a possible words

    What techniques has your instructor talked about? Did he give you any hints or clues on how to solve this?
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    Default Re: A Program that will ask five letters and create a possible words

    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    Is this a "make all possible combinations" project?
    For example. given 1,2,3 : 123,132,213,231,312,321
    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    What techniques has your instructor talked about? Did he give you any hints or clues on how to solve this?
    ahm, actually our instructor didn't give any hints or clues on how to solve this.. I'm trying to approach my instructor, for asking for any techniques but she's not around now in our school.

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    Default Re: A Program that will ask five letters and create a possible words

    Do you know what a recursive method call is? That is a common way to solve this problem. That is what would be used when the input can be any number of letters.
    If your problem will always have 5 letters, then nested loops could be used.
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    Default Re: A Program that will ask five letters and create a possible words

    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    Do you know what a recursive method call is? That is a common way to solve this problem. That is what would be used when the input can be any number of letters.
    If your problem will always have 5 letters, then nested loops could be used.
    ahm, i never try that.. do you have any syntax recursive method for letters?.. thanks

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    Default Re: A Program that will ask five letters and create a possible words

    with recursion, in a loop, you take one item from the list and past the remaining items to the next level. Continue on down until only one left.
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