C Program to Find Area of Parallelogram

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This is a C Program to Find Area of Parallelogram.

Problem Description

This C Program calculates the area of Parallelogram.

Problem Solution

The formula used in this program are Area = b * a where b is the length of any base, a is the corresponding altitude.

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Program/Source Code

Here is source code of the C Program to Find the area of Parallelogram. 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 Parallelogram
 */
#include <stdio.h>
 
int main()
{
    float base, altitude;
    float area;
 
    printf("Enter base and altitude of the given Parallelogram: \n ");
    scanf("%f%f", &base, &altitude);
    area = base * altitude;
    printf("Area of Parallelogram 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 ‘base’ and ‘altitude’ of a parallelogram. To find the surface area, the following formulas is used.

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Area = base * altitude

Runtime Test Cases
 
Output:
$ cc pgm27.c
$ a.out
Enter base and altitude of the given Parallelogram:
 17 19
Area of Parallelogram is: 323.000

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