Swap Two Integers

A student reproduced a programming question for me today:

Write a program which accepts 2 integers separated by a space. If the first integer is less than the second integer, output a message stating this fact e.g “The first number is smaller”, else swap the values of both variables which contain the integers respectively.

Before the program exits, print both integers respectively.


A flowchart for the solution is shown below. Note that, input is obtained on separate lines, a limitation of the software used to create the chart, flowgorithm:

Swap - Main

Solution 1

Below is a suggested solution written in pascal code:

Swapping 2 variables

Copy-able pascal code here:

program swap;
uses crt;


writeln(‘Please enter 2 unequal integers separated by a space…’) ;
//read data separated by a space
readln (num1,num2);

if (num1>num2) then //we swap the numbers using a tempoary varible
end //notice that there is no semicolon on this line.
else//print message
writeln(‘num1 is less than num2’);

writeln(num1,’ ‘,num2) ;

writeln(‘Press any key to exit…’);

Solution 2

Below is a suggested solution written in c# code (generated by flowgorithm and edited to accept input of the two integers on one line):

Swap - C# Code

Copy-able c# code here:

using System;

public class Program
public static void Main()

int num1, num2, temp;
string anykey;

Console.WriteLine(“Please enter 2 unequal integers separated by a space…”);

//Read line, and split it by whitespace into an array of strings
string[] tokens = Console.ReadLine().Split();
//Parse element 0
num1 = int.Parse(tokens[0]);
//Parse element 1
num2 = int.Parse(tokens[1]);

if (num1 > num2)
temp = num1;
num1 = num2;
num2 = temp;
Console.WriteLine(“num1 is less than num2” + “\n”);
Console.WriteLine(num1 + ” ” + num2 + “\n”);
Console.WriteLine(“Press any key to exit.” + “\n”);
anykey = Console.ReadLine();
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Getting Set Up For C# Programming

C# programming  can be achieved by using Microsoft Visual Studio.  Below are some steps for setup:

  1. Visit https://www.visualstudio.com/downloads/
  2. Download and run the installer for Visual Studio Community Edition :

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3. The installer configures the installation…….

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…..and sets itself up for the main installation of visual studio.

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4. Next, you will be faced with installation options.  For now, select all options as shown below, and click on install:

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Visual studio will now be downloaded and installed.

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5. After Installation, when you run Visual Studio, you will be faced with a login screen:
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If you have an existing Microsoft account you can sign in.

Otherwise, you will need to create one then login.

From here on, you can start using visual studio 🙂


© 2018  Vedesh Kungebeharry. All rights reserved