I don't exactly know the best way to ask this, but what am I doing wrong if, after 3-4 attempts to solve problem set 4, problem 4, I have made literally no headway of any kind? I've never been this stumped before.
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have you put print statements in your code to print :
- variable values
- calculation results
- test results
that should give you an idea if the code is actually doing what you think it should.
if you think you are completely off track, perhaps scrap what you have and start again by writing down in words the steps you think need to be taken to solve the problem. then turn that into code - constantly referring to it and updating/revising it as you debug.
which course? OCW 2008? 2011? eDX?
IMO, one of the most important skills for programming is decomposing ( breaking down ) problems into smaller problems. Another very important skill is to keep decomposing problems until they get so small and simple that a few lines of code takes care of it. That's when you should start coding.
I really should follow my own advice. It would save me a lot of headaches.
why cant you post ur wrong codes so that we can tell you where u went wrong