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Nov10-08, 08:45 AM
PF Gold
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Hi there,
I've tried all I could in order to complete a very simple and basic program that finds the roots of any quadratic binomial.
You have to enter the coefficients a, b and c and it would find the roots. I could do that, but a problem occurred if I typed a=0. Of course if a=0 the binomial is not quadratic (and not even a binomial), so I wanted to let it know to the user of the program. Here my problems started... I don't know how to insert in my program that if a=0 then a message would appear saying that it isn't a quadratic binomial.
Here it comes :
Program findroot
implicit none

Real(8) :: a,b,c,delta,z,y,g


Write(*,*)'Enter a, b and c'
Read(*,*)a,b,c


if (a=0) then
write(*,*)'This is not a quadratic binomial'
endif


delta=b**2-4*a*c

If (delta>=0) then
z=(-b+sqrt(delta))/(2*a)
y=(-b-sqrt(delta))/(2*a)
Write(*,*)'The roots are',z,y


Elseif (delta<0) then
write(*,*)'The binomial has no root in R but in C its roots are',-b,'+i',sqrt(-delta)/(2*a),'and',-b,'-i',sqrt(-delta)/(2*a)



endif




End program findroot
I'm almost sure that I cannot type endif and then type if...
But I tried many other things like
if (a=0) then
write(*,*)'This is not a quadratic binomial'



delta=b**2-4*a*c

elseIf (delta>=0) then
z=(-b+sqrt(delta))/(2*a)
y=(-b-sqrt(delta))/(2*a)
Write(*,*)'The roots are',z,y


Elseif (delta<0) then
write(*,*)'The binomial has no root in R but in C its roots are',-b,'+i',sqrt(-delta)/(2*a),'and',-b,'-i',sqrt(-delta)/(2*a)



endif
and changing the order of the if statements... I always get errors and the program doesn't compile.
Any help is appreciated.

Note: If I erase the if (a=0) statement the program works well. (it compiles and find roots unless I type a=0).
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