C Program to Find Area of a Right Angled Triangle

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This is a C Program to find area of a right angled triangle.

Problem Description

This C Program calculates the area of a right angled triangle.

Problem Solution

The formula used in this program are Area = (1/2) * height * width.

Program/Source Code

Here is source code of the C Program to Find the area of a right angled triangle.The C program is successfully compiled and run on a Linux system. The program output is also shown below.

/*
 * C Program to Find Area of a Right Angled Triangle
 */
#include <stdio.h>
 
int main()
{
    float height, width;
    float area;
 
    printf("Enter height and width of the given triangle:\n ");
    scanf("%f%f", &height, &width);
    area = 0.5 * height * width;
    printf("Area of right angled triangle is: %.3f\n", area);
    return 0;
}
Program Explanation

In this C program, library function defined in <math.h> header file is used to compute mathematical functions. We are reading the ‘height’ and ‘width’ of a triangle. To find the surface area, the following formulas is used.

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Area = (1/2) * height * width.

Runtime Test Cases
 
Output:
$ cc pgm24.c
$ a.out
Enter height and width of the given triangle:
 10 15
Area of right angled triangle is: 75.000

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