Write a program that will keep track of grades for several students at once. The program could keep two vectors in sync: The first should hold the student's names, and the second the final grades that can be computed as input is read. For now, you should assume a fixed number of homework grades. We'll see in $4.1.3/56 how to handle a variable number of grades intermixed with student names.
Now, since the "grade" is computed by taking the sum of a ratio of homework to finals to midterm exam grades, I had been thinking I should store each in a vector, which (contrary to the probspec) would necessitate not two but five vectors.
Turns out the sentence you should assume a fixed number of homework grades is maximally important, so don't go storing all the grades in a vector until you've computed the total grade.
Call it an object lesson in not being too clever by 'alf.