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  1. #1
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    Apr 2018

    Create a new stack in which to put every third element of the first stack

    I need some help.
    I have to do the following task:
    Create a stack with numbers in the range from -50 to +50. After creating the stack, perform the following actions: create a new stack, in which every third element of the first stack will be placed. Upon completion, all stacks must be removed.

    I was able to write the code of the program with creating a stack in the specified range, viewing and deleting it, but I can not implement the function to create the second stack.

    #include "stdafx.h"
    #include <iomanip>
    #include <stack>
    #include <iostream>
    #include <ctime>
    using namespace std;
    struct Stack     
    	int info; 
    	int in;
    	Stack *next; 
    } *begin1, *second;  
    Stack* InStack(Stack*, int);
    void View(Stack*);
    Stack* DelStackAll(Stack*);
    int main()
    {	srand(time(0));
    	int i;  
    	for(i=1; i<=10; i++)
    		begin1=InStack(begin1, rand()%101-50); 
    Stack* InStack(Stack *p, int in){ 
    	Stack *t=new Stack; 
    	return t;
    void View(Stack *p)    
    	Stack *t=p;       
    	while (t!=NULL) 
    Stack* DelStackAll(Stack *p)
    { Stack *t; 
    	while(p != NULL) {
    		delete t;
    	return p;
    I will be very grateful for the help!

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    Re: Create a new stack in which to put every third element of the first stack

    - you need to first initialise begin1 and second to nullptr as currently the first time begin1 is passed to InStack it's value is undefined.

    - iterate the stack begin1 and for every third entry (keep a counter of the number of entries in the iteration and if % 3 (mod 3) is 0 then you have a third entry) then just call InStack(second, n) where n is the value from the iteration of begin1. This will create the stack second. Then just use View(second) to display the second stack etc.
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  3. #3
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    Apr 2018

    Re: Create a new stack in which to put every third element of the first stack

    Ok, thank you,I understood what I need to do, but there may be another way to do this operation without a counter, since I need to write this function without using what you described.

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