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    [RESOLVED] Array Question


    I'm just learning arrays and I had a quick question on how the computer sees them. I wrote this quick code on printing a number from the array. Why does it call the second array element when I enter a 1 by the array?

    #include <iostream>
    using namespace std;
    int main() 
        int adam[5] = {66,75,2,43,99};
        cout << adam[1] << endl;
    Thank you!
    Last edited by 2kaud; April 26th, 2019 at 03:19 PM. Reason: Added code tags

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    Re: Array Question

    Because the array index starts at 0 and not 1. To display 66 you would use adam[0]

    For a 5 element array, the indexes are 0 to 4 NOT 1 to 5.
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