# C Program to Implement Booth’s Multiplication Algorithm for Multiplication

This is a C Program to multiply two signed numbers using booth’s algorithm. Booth’s multiplication algorithm is a multiplication algorithm that multiplies two signed binary numbers in two’s complement notation. Booth used desk calculators that were faster at shifting than adding and created the algorithm to increase their speed. Booth’s algorithm is of interest in the study of computer architecture.

Here is the source code of the C program to multiply two signed numbers using booth’s algorithm. The C program is successfully compiled and run on a Linux system. The program output is also shown below.

1. `#include <stdio.h>`
2. `#include <math.h>`
3. ` `
4. `int a = 0,b = 0, c = 0, a1 = 0, b1 = 0, com[5] = { 1, 0, 0, 0, 0};`
5. `int anum[5] = {0}, anumcp[5] = {0}, bnum[5] = {0};`
6. `int acomp[5] = {0}, bcomp[5] = {0}, pro[5] = {0}, res[5] = {0};`
7. ` `
8. `void binary(){`
9. `     a1 = fabs(a);`
10. `     b1 = fabs(b);`
11. `     int r, r2, i, temp;`
12. `     for (i = 0; i < 5; i++){`
13. `           r = a1 % 2;`
14. `           a1 = a1 / 2;`
15. `           r2 = b1 % 2;`
16. `           b1 = b1 / 2;`
17. `           anum[i] = r;`
18. `           anumcp[i] = r;`
19. `           bnum[i] = r2;`
20. `           if(r2 == 0){`
21. `                bcomp[i] = 1;`
22. `           }`
23. `           if(r == 0){`
24. `                acomp[i] =1;`
25. `           }`
26. `     }`
27. `   //part for two's complementing`
28. `   c = 0;`
29. `   for ( i = 0; i < 5; i++){`
30. `           res[i] = com[i]+ bcomp[i] + c;`
31. `           if(res[i] >= 2){`
32. `                c = 1;`
33. `           }`
34. `           else`
35. `                c = 0;`
36. `           res[i] = res[i] % 2;`
37. `     }`
38. `   for (i = 4; i >= 0; i--){`
39. `     bcomp[i] = res[i];`
40. `   }`
41. `   //in case of negative inputs`
42. `   if (a < 0){`
43. `      c = 0;`
44. `     for (i = 4; i >= 0; i--){`
45. `           res[i] = 0;`
46. `     }`
47. `     for ( i = 0; i < 5; i++){`
48. `           res[i] = com[i] + acomp[i] + c;`
49. `           if (res[i] >= 2){`
50. `                c = 1;`
51. `           }`
52. `           else`
53. `                c = 0;`
54. `           res[i] = res[i]%2;`
55. `     }`
56. `     for (i = 4; i >= 0; i--){`
57. `           anum[i] = res[i];`
58. `           anumcp[i] = res[i];`
59. `     }`
60. ` `
61. `   }`
62. `   if(b < 0){`
63. `     for (i = 0; i < 5; i++){`
64. `           temp = bnum[i];`
65. `           bnum[i] = bcomp[i];`
66. `           bcomp[i] = temp;`
67. `     }`
68. `   }`
69. `}`
70. `void add(int num[]){`
71. `    int i;`
72. `    c = 0;`
73. `    for ( i = 0; i < 5; i++){`
74. `           res[i] = pro[i] + num[i] + c;`
75. `           if (res[i] >= 2){`
76. `                c = 1;`
77. `           }`
78. `           else{`
79. `                c = 0;`
80. `           } `
81. `           res[i] = res[i]%2;`
82. `     }`
83. `     for (i = 4; i >= 0; i--){`
84. `         pro[i] = res[i];`
85. `         printf("%d",pro[i]);`
86. `     }`
87. `   printf(":");`
88. `   for (i = 4; i >= 0; i--){`
89. `           printf("%d", anumcp[i]);`
90. `     }`
91. `}`
92. `void arshift(){//for arithmetic shift right`
93. `    int temp = pro[4], temp2 = pro[0], i;`
94. `    for (i = 1; i < 5  ; i++){//shift the MSB of product`
95. `       pro[i-1] = pro[i];`
96. `    }`
97. `    pro[4] = temp;`
98. `    for (i = 1; i < 5  ; i++){//shift the LSB of product`
99. `        anumcp[i-1] = anumcp[i];`
100. `    }`
101. `    anumcp[4] = temp2;`
102. `    printf("\nAR-SHIFT: ");//display together`
103. `    for (i = 4; i >= 0; i--){`
104. `        printf("%d",pro[i]);`
105. `    }`
106. `    printf(":");`
107. `    for(i = 4; i >= 0; i--){`
108. `        printf("%d", anumcp[i]);`
109. `    }`
110. `}`
111. ` `
112. `void main(){`
113. `   int i, q = 0;`
114. `   printf("\t\tBOOTH'S MULTIPLICATION ALGORITHM");`
115. `   printf("\nEnter two numbers to multiply: ");`
116. `   printf("\nBoth must be less than 16");`
117. `   //simulating for two numbers each below 16`
118. `   do{`
119. `        printf("\nEnter A: ");`
120. `        scanf("%d",&a);`
121. `        printf("Enter B: ");`
122. `        scanf("%d", &b);`
123. `     }while(a >=16 || b >=16);`
124. ` `
125. `    printf("\nExpected product = %d", a * b);`
126. `    binary();`
127. `    printf("\n\nBinary Equivalents are: ");`
128. `    printf("\nA = ");`
129. `    for (i = 4; i >= 0; i--){`
130. `        printf("%d", anum[i]);`
131. `    }`
132. `    printf("\nB = ");`
133. `    for (i = 4; i >= 0; i--){`
134. `        printf("%d", bnum[i]);`
135. `    }`
136. `    printf("\nB'+ 1 = ");`
137. `    for (i = 4; i >= 0; i--){`
138. `        printf("%d", bcomp[i]);`
139. `    }`
140. `    printf("\n\n");`
141. `    for (i = 0;i < 5; i++){`
142. `           if (anum[i] == q){//just shift for 00 or 11`
143. `               printf("\n-->");`
144. `               arshift();`
145. `               q = anum[i];`
146. `           }`
147. `           else if(anum[i] == 1 && q == 0){//subtract and shift for 10`
148. `              printf("\n-->");`
149. `              printf("\nSUB B: ");`
150. `              add(bcomp);//add two's complement to implement subtraction`
151. `              arshift();`
152. `              q = anum[i];`
153. `           }`
154. `           else{//add ans shift for 01`
155. `              printf("\n-->");`
156. `              printf("\nADD B: ");`
157. `              add(bnum);`
158. `              arshift();`
159. `              q = anum[i];`
160. `           }`
161. `     }`
162. ` `
163. `     printf("\nProduct is = ");`
164. `     for (i = 4; i >= 0; i--){`
165. `           printf("%d", pro[i]);`
166. `     }`
167. `     for (i = 4; i >= 0; i--){`
168. `           printf("%d", anumcp[i]);`
169. `     }`
170. `}`

```\$ gcc booth.c -o booth
\$ ./booth

BOOTHS MULTIPLICATION ALGORITHM
Enter two numbers to multiply: 12 12
Both must be less than 16
Enter A: Enter B:
Expected product = 144

Binary Equivalents are:
A = 01100
B = 01100
B'' + 1 = 10100

-->
AR-SHIFT: 00000:00110
-->
AR-SHIFT: 00000:00011
-->
SUB B: 10100:00011
AR-SHIFT: 11010:00001
-->
AR-SHIFT: 11101:00000
-->
ADD B: 01001:00000
AR-SHIFT: 00100:10000
Product is = 0010010000```

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