trinbarjam national election

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The clue is often in the question. Pseudo code is plain Engligh used to describe a set of steps (objectives) required to do something. For example, if we take your spec. and break it down into objectives...


1. determine the winning candidate for a constituency in the national elections 

2. accept as input the names of the four candidates and the number of votes each candidate receives. (The successful candidate is the one who received the most votes.) 

3. Print the name of the winner and the number of votes he/she received. 


...and then check the order of objectives: it's pretty logical that we need to know candidate names and how many votes before we can find a winner, and we need to know who the winner is before we can output the winner name and votes. - So our list of objectives becomes... 


1. accept as input the names of the four candidates and the number of votes each candidate receives. (The successful candidate is the one who received the most votes.) 

2. determine the winning candidate for a constituency in the national elections 

3. Print the name of the winner and the number of votes he/she received. 


...Finally, we need to convert each objective into pseudo code; just break each objective down into smaller steps. 


{required variables} 

define a variable array of strings for candidate names 

define a variable array of whole numbers for candidate votes 

define a single string variable for the winner 

define a general purpose counter "i" for loops in code 

define a general max variable number to hold highest number of votes 


{1. accept as input the names of the four candidates and the number of votes each candidate receives. (The successful candidate is the one who received the most votes.)} 

start a loop setting "i" from 1 to 4 

write text to screen "enter candidate name: " 

read candidate name 

write text to screen "enter number of votes for <candidate name>: " 

read number of votes 

next loop 


{2. determine the winning candidate for a constituency in the national elections} 

set winner equal to the first candidates name 

set max equal to the first candidates votes 

start a loop setting "i" from 2 to 4 

if candidate "i" votes greater than max then 

set max equal to that candidates votes 

set winner variable equal to that candidates name 

next loop 


{3. Print the name of the winner and the number of votes he/she received.} 

write text to screen "the winner was <winneIMG-20160227-WA0006.jpgr> with <max> votes" 

exit the program 

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