## The For Statement

The 'for' loop is more compact than the 'while' and 'do' loops and automatically updates the loop counter at the end of each iteration. Both 'for' and 'while' loops are designed for different situations. You'll learn more about when to use each later.

### 1. The Fantastic For Statement

The for statement is a convenient way to program counting loops. It also can be used to build all three types of loops. Anything it does could also be done with the fundamental control statements you already know. But the for statement often says just what you want in a compact, easily understood format.

Chapter Topics:

• The three parts of all loops (review)
• Syntax of the for statement
• Using the for statement in counting loops
• Equivalence of for and while loops

Question 1:What are the three types of loops?