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iOS Objective-C Basics (Retired) Pointers and Memory Array Size and Length

Andrew Dempsey
Andrew Dempsey
2,667 Points

number of items in array

The challenge asks for me to declare an array that will hold five floats. Since the array is 0-indexed, shouldn't the correct response be ```float real_numbers[4];

rather than 
```float real_numbers[5];

2 Answers

Alex Hedley
Alex Hedley
16,377 Points

There's a difference between declaring an array of a certain size and accessing elements in that array.

They are zero based index but to create it you have to say how big you want it.

type arrayName [ arraySize ];