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Thread: help with an accumulator

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    Default help with an accumulator

    i have an assignment where i use a random generator to get a number 1 through 6. i wrote the code to do this 10,000 time and i need to count how many times each number comes up. please help me, here is what i have so far.
    import java.util.Scanner;
    import java.util.Random;

    public class NumberGenerator2
    {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
    int number1;
    int count;
    int max;

    max = 10000;

    for ( count = 1; count <= max; count++)
    {
    Random randomNumbers = new Random();

    number1 = randomNumbers.nextInt(6);

    System.out.println(number1 +1);

    }
    }
    }


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    Default Re: help with an accumulator

    Use an int array. For each random number increment one of the ints in the array. This can be done with a single line of code for all numbers 1 - 6.
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    Default Re: help with an accumulator

    i havent learned about arrays yet i have been looking though the chapter on arrays and i cant figure out how to put the out put into an array could you please explain in more detail because i just dont know what im doing

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    Default Re: help with an accumulator

    If you haven't learnt arrays then just use 6 variables. Use an if statement to determine which variable to increment.
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