**Programming Problems** is a recurring segment where I explain and explore assignments covered in introductory programming for C#. If I can explain it, then I know it.

This weeks question is a simple one. The fundamental lesson of this question and assignment is to determine if one is able to mathematically isolate digits in an entered string for comparison. This skill will become handy in the future. To mathematically split each digit in an input:

Split == number to be isolated 1s = Split mod 10; 10s = (Split / 10) mod 10; 100s = (Split / 100) mod 10; 1000s = (Split / 1000) mod 10; 10000s = (Split / 10000) mod 10;

This can be repeated again and again for any placeholder digit that is required. Once it is known *how* to isolate each digit, laying out how to program the problem becomes considerably easier. Let's start by analyzing what the question is looking for:

Prompt user to input a five (5) digit integer

Separates the input into its individual digits

Display the separated digits with three spaces

These simple requirements can be solved many ways, here is one simple solution:

using System; public class SpaceFiveDigits { static void Main(string[] args) { int Digit1; int Digit2; int Digit3; int Digit4; int Digit5; int ToSplit; Console.Write("Please enter a five (5) digit number: "); ToSplit = Convert.ToInt32(Console.ReadLine()); Digit5 = ToSplit % 10; Digit4 = (ToSplit / 10) % 10; Digit3 = (ToSplit / 100) % 10; Digit2 = (ToSplit / 1000) % 10; Digit1 = (ToSplit / 10000) % 10; Console.WriteLine("{0} {1} {2} {3} {4} ", Digit1, Digit2, Digit3, Digit4, Digit5); //prints single digit integers with spaces Console.ReadLine(); } // end main } // end class

Hope this helps explain how to create a simple application in C# using basic math. Good luck, and keep working hard.