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I am using Raptor 3.9.1.0008 (June 24, 2008) version and cannot solve a problem I have been asked to do. I have been asked to simulate the process of dealing cards from a 52-card deck by generating 1,000 random integers in the range of 1 to 52. I should assume that numbers 1 to 13 are clubs, 14 to 26 are diamonds, 27 to 39 are hearts, and 40 to 52 are spades. I need to display the number of times each suit occurred in teh 1000 "deals". I should use the "floor" function in this answer... Can you help?

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  • jscarbo124 Nov 12, 2009

    Thank you so much. I thought I needed to use Selection boxes for the four different sub-groups... but you're right... Counters for each suit is much better!!

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  1. Start a loop with 1000 iterations
  2. Create a value and assign it a random number between 1 and 52
  3. Floor the value to make it a valid value
  4. If the number is 1 to 13 increment a clubs counter
  5. If the number is 14 to 26 increment a diamonds counter
  6. If the number is 27 to 39 increment hearts
  7. If greater than 39 increment spades
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  9. Display your results.

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    Ignoring the syntax, this might be more helpful to you...but I'm not a big Raptor user so don't try and copy this without some grammar checking, if you know what I mean. It's just a demonstration using generic code.

    int xDiamonds = 0
    int xSpades = 0
    int xHearts = 0
    int xClubs = 0

    for (i = 1; i < 1000; i++) {
    int xCard = rand(52)
    Floor(xCard)
    if (xCard < 14) { xClubs++ }
    if (xCard > 13 and xCard < 27) {xDiamonds++ }
    if (xCard > 26 and xCard < 40) {xHearts++ }
    if (xCard > 39) {xSpades++ }
    }

    Then just do a print statement that you have xWhatever cards in i iterations.


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