Answer to Question #27744 in C++ for matthew

Question #27744
Write a program that prompts the user to enter the number of students and each student's score, then finally displays the highest score. The more simple it is the better, thank you.
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Expert's answer
2013-04-05T11:46:30-0400
#include <iostream>

using namespace std;

/* Reads the number of students, each student's score
& * and returns the number of students entered */
int input_scores(float* (&scores))
{
int studentCount;

/* Input the number of students */
cout << "Enter the number of students: ";
cin >> studentCount;

/* Allocate memory for the array of scores */
scores = new float[studentCount];

/* Input student scores */
cout << "Enter " << studentCount << " scores: ";
for (int c = 0; c < studentCount; c++)
cin >> scores[c];
return studentCount;
}

/* Returns the highest score from the given array of scores */
float find_highest_score(float* scores, int count)
{
if (count == 0)
return -1;

float maxScore = scores[0];
for (int k = 1; k < count; k++)
if (scores[k] > maxScore)
maxScore = scores[k];
return maxScore;
}

int main()
{
float* scores;
int scoreCount = input_scores(scores);
cout << "The highest score is: "
<< find_highest_score(scores, scoreCount) << endl;
return 0;
}

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