Chapter 5. Using Compound Assignment and Iteration Statements

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Update the value of a variable by using compound assignment operators.

  • Write while, for, and do iteration statements.

  • Step through a do statement and watch as the values of variables change.

In Chapter 4 you learned how to use the if and switch constructs to run statements selectively. In this chapter, you’ll see how to use a variety of iteration (or looping) statements to run one or more statements repeatedly. When you write iteration statements, you usually need to control the number of iterations that you perform. You can achieve this by using a variable, updating its value with each iteration, and stopping the process when the variable ...

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