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What sequence means and give me some suggestions

  1. Mar 30, 2006 #1
    Hi, please can someone help me with this.

    I want to write a function sequence in C that returns 1 when a set of 5 cards appear in sequence ; 0 if not.

    I dont understand very well what to do here.

    the sequence is 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,jack,queen,king, with ace considered as either before 2 or after king as needed

    For example the set of cards( given as follow):

    two of diamonds
    four of clubs
    six of hearts
    three of hearts
    five of spades

    must have sequence =1;

    but for the set of cards:

    two of spades
    king of spades
    ace of clubs
    three of diamonds
    five of hearts

    must have sequnce =0

    I give this second example since I do not understand why the sequence is 0 here.

    Can someone explain me what sequence means and give me some suggestions to write the function called sequence??
    Please do not use structure

    Thank you for your time.
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  3. Mar 30, 2006 #2


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    A sequence would be a straight in Poker terminology. Meaning 5 cards whose values are one after the other. The first set is 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, a sequence, so you return 1. The second set is A, 2, 3, 5, K, not a sequence, so you return a 0. What you are returning is a boolean value. A 1 is a boolean value signifying "true", and 0 is boolean for "false".
    The assignment seems pretty straightforward.
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2006
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