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Thread: Simple question from a beginner

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    Default Simple question from a beginner

    int p = 7; 
    if(++p > 10 && p++ > 11) p++;

    I know the output of p after the execution is 8 but I do not know why.
    code would execute as
    (8 > 10 && 8 > 11 ) this is false so the p++ at the end would not be executed. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong here. I have a quiz this week dealing with these types of problems and this is one of the questions on the practice quiz. The answer is 8 but I would like to know why so that I better understand what I'm doing.

    Playing around with the code I see that the 8 is coming from within the if statement and not after. I deleted the p++ after the statement and I still get an output of 8. How does this work?

    Found out where I was messing up.
    The ++p at the beginning of the statement was making the p=8, everything after that was false.
    Last edited by jimmylee7706; March 6th, 2011 at 02:47 PM.

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