A typical way to generate trivial pseudo-random numbers in a determined range using rand is to use the modulo of the returned value by the range span and add the initial value of the range.

hey @pyninja21220 this is great. i’m going to go back in and add more description in the course. this is in the Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock project, right?

srand (time(NULL)) generates a random number; any number at all. int computer = rand () % 3 +1 assigns the random value to the computer for the rock-paper-scissors game. the modulus (%) gives the remainder of long division. in this case modulus any number will give a remainder of that number minus one, in this case it will output 0,1 or 2. we add one because we want the computer to have a value of 1,2 or 3 in this case. hope the mumbo jumbo helps

Hey @sonnynomnom - thanks for the livestream link. In the first part of the Rock, paper, scissors, spock section, the YouTube video to start us off isn’t available, saying that it is private.