Adding Distances in Inches and Feet in C++

Exercise:

Write a C++ program to add two distances in feet and inches form.

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#include <iostream>
using namespace std;
struct dist
{
    int feet;
    float inch;
}
dis1 , dis2, add;
int main()
{
    cout << "1st measure (feet-inches)" << endl;
    cout << "Insert feet: ";
    cin >> dis1.feet;
    cout << "Insert inches: ";
    cin >> dis1.inch;
    cout << "\n2nd measure (feet-inches)" << endl;
    cout << "Insert feet: ";
    cin >> dis2.feet;
    cout << "Insert inches: ";
    cin >> dis2.inch;
    add.feet = dis1.feet+dis2.feet;
    add.inch = dis1.inch+dis2.inch;
    if(add.inch > 12)   //if inch is greater than 12 change it to feet 
    {
        ++ add.feet;
        add.inch -= 12;
    } 
    cout << endl << "total sum of the measures = " << add.feet << " feet  " << add.inch << " inches";
    return 0;
}
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1st measure (feet-inches)
 Insert feet: 5
 Insert inches: 7

 2nd measure (feet-inches)
 Insert feet: 6
 Insert inches: 0

 total sum of the measures = 11 feet  7 inches
Click Here to View the Explanation:
  • A structure dist is created with two variables feet and inch. inch variable is float type so that it can accept decimals. feet variable is an int type variable.
  • Three variables are initialized dis1, dis2 and add.
  • The user enters the first distance in feet and inches. The structure saves the distance in dis1.
  • The second distance is requested from the user and saved in the structure variable dis2.
  • The distances are added and stored in another structure variable, add.
  • In order to process the value of inch more than 12, an if... else statement is used. This converts inches to feet and adds the value to feet.
  • The output is displayed on the screen.

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