C Program to Find Profit and Loss

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In this tutorial, we will learn about how to create a program in C that will ask from user to enter cost price and selling price of any item to calculate and print profit or loss on that item.

int main()
    float sp, cp, pf, ls;
    printf("Enter cost price: ");
    scanf("%f", &cp);
    printf("Enter selling price: ");
    scanf("%f", &sp);
        pf = sp-cp;
        printf("Profit = %.2f", pf);
    else if(cp>sp)
        ls = cp-sp;
        printf("Loss = %.2f", ls);
        printf("No profit and loss.");
    return 0;

As the above program was written under Code::Blocks IDE, therefore after successful build and run, here is the snapshot of first sample run:

c program find profit loss

Now supply the value of cost and selling price say 1200 as cost price and 1450 as selling price and press ENTER key to see output, either in profit or in loss. As we have purchased the item in 1200 and sold it in 1450, therefore we have made profit of 250 on that item. Here is the second snapshot of the sample run:

print profit loss c program

Now let's run the program second time. If cost price is less than the selling price, then we will earn the money as profit, otherwise if cost price is greater than the selling price, then we have loose the money as loss. Here is the snapshot of the sample run, in this case there is a loss of some money:

c program profit loss selling cost price

Let's check the above program with another sample run, that what will happen if cost price and selling price becomes equal:

c program calculate profit loss

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