#include <iostream>
using namespace std;
/* Function: get_coeff
Parameters: double& coeff, int pos passed from bb_4ac
Return: type is void so no return, but does ask for user to input data that establishes what a b and c are.
*/
void get_coeff(double& coeff, int pos) {
char position;
if(pos == 1) {
position = 'a';
} else if(pos == 2) { //a simple system to determine what coefficient the program is asking for.
position = 'b';
} else {
position = 'c';
}
cout << "Enter the co-efficient" << position << ":"; //prompt to input coeff
cin >> coeff; //input coeff
}
/* Function: bb_4ac
Parameters: no parameters passed from main, but 3 params established in function, double a, b, c.
Return: b * b - 4 * a * c
*/
double bb_4ac() {
double a, b, c; //coefficients of a quadratic equation
get_coeff(a, 1); // call function 1st time
get_coeff(b, 2); // call function 2nd time
get_coeff(c, 3); // call function 3rd time
return b * b - 4 * a * c; //return b * b - 4 * a * c
}
int main() {
cout << "Function to calculate the discriminant of the equation. . . " << endl;
double determinate = bb_4ac(); //assign double determinate to bb_4ac function
cout << "The discriminant for given values is: " << determinate << endl; //output the determinate!
}