- C Programming Examples
- C Programming Examples
- C Print Hello World
- C Get Input from User
- C Print Integer
- C Add Two Numbers
- C Check Even or Odd
- C Check Prime or Not
- C Check Alphabet or Not
- C Check Vowel or Not
- C Check Leap Year or Not
- C Check Reverse equal Original
- C Add Subtract Multiply Divide
- C Make Calculator
- C Add Digits of Number
- C Calculate Average, Percentage
- C Calculate Arithmetic Mean
- C Calculate Student Grade
- C Print Table of Number
- C Print Prime Numbers
- C Add n Numbers
- C Interchange Numbers
- C Reverse a Number
- C Swap Two Numbers
- C Count Positive Negative Zero
- C Find Largest of Two Numbers
- C Find Largest of Three Numbers
- C Find Factorial of Number
- C Find LCM & HCF
- C Find LCM of n Numbers
- C Find HCF of n Numbers
- C Area & Perimeter of Square
- C Area & Perimeter of Rectangle
- C Area & Circumference of Circle
- C Convert Fahrenheit to Celsius
- C Convert Celsius to Fahrenheit
- C Print ASCII Value
- C Print Fibonacci Series
- C Check Palindrome or Not
- C Check Armstrong or Not
- C Generate Armstrong Numbers
- C Find nCr and nPr
- C Convert Decimal to Binary
- C Convert Decimal to Octal
- C Convert Decimal to Hexadecimal
- C Convert Binary to Decimal
- C Convert Binary to Octal
- C Convert Binary to Hexadecimal
- C Convert Octal to Decimal
- C Convert Octal to Binary
- C Convert Octal to Hexadecimal
- C Convert Hexadecimal to Decimal
- C Convert Hexadecimal to Binary
- C Convert Hexadecimal to Octal
- C Pattern Printing Programs
- C Print Diamond Pattern
- C Print Floyd's Triangle
- C Print Pascal's Triangle
- C Print Smiling face
- C 1D Array Programs
- C Linear Search
- C Binary Search
- C Add Two Numbers using Pointer
- C Find Largest Element in Array
- C Find Smallest Element in Array
- C Reverse an Array
- C Insert Element in Array
- C Delete Element from Array
- C Merge Two Arrays
- C Bubble Sort
- C Selection Sort
- C Insertion Sort
- C 2D Array Programs
- C Add Two Matrices
- C Subtract Two Matrices
- C Transpose a Matrix
- C Multiply Two Matrices
- C 3D Array Programs
- C Print String
- C Find Length of String
- C Compare Two String
- C Copy a String
- C Concatenate String
- C Reverse a String
- C Delete Vowels from String
- C Delete Word from String
- C Find Frequency of Character
- C Count Word in String
- C Remove Spaces from String
- C Sort a String
- C Uppercase to Lowercase
- C Lowercase to Uppercase
- C Swap Two Strings
- C Check Anagram or Not
- C Generate Random Numbers
- C Read a File
- C Write Content to File
- C Read & Display File
- C Copy a File
- C Merge Two Files
- C List Files in Directory
- C Delete a File
- C Encrypt & Decrypt a File
- C Print Date
- C Get IP Address
- C Shutdown Computer
- C More Programs
- C Check Palindrome String
- C Inches to Centimetres
- C Kilogram to Gram
- C Count Even Odd
- C Count Vowels Consonants
- C Find Profit Loss
- C Sum All Matrix Elements
- C First & Last Digit Sum
- C Largest Element in Matrix
- C Pass Array to Function
- C Address of Variable
- C Array Element at Even
- C Array Element at Odd
- C Print Even Array Elements
- C Print Odd Array Elements
- C Reverse File
- C Print Message with Time
- C Print Number in Words
- C Print Successive Character
- C Sum of their Square
- C Replace Vowel in String
- C Sort Words in Ascending
- C Sort Words in Descending
- C Sort String in Alphabetical
- C Programming Tutorial
- C Tutorial
- C Programming Library
- C Standard Library
- C Programming Test
- C Programming Test
- Give Online Test
- All Test List

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.

// Find Profit and Loss in C // ----codescracker.com---- #include<stdio.h> #include<conio.h> int main() { float sp, cp, pf, ls; printf("Enter cost price: "); scanf("%f", &cp); printf("Enter selling price: "); scanf("%f", &sp); if(sp>cp) { pf = sp-cp; printf("Profit = %.2f", pf); } else if(cp>sp) { ls = cp-sp; printf("Loss = %.2f", ls); } else { printf("No profit and loss."); } getch(); 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:

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:

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:

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

- Receive value for cost price in any variable say
**cp** - Receive value for selling price in any variable say
**sp** - Use if-else statement to check whether
**sp**is greater than, less than, or equal to**cp** - If it is greater than
**cp**, it means we have made some profit:- Therefore the statement
**sp>cp**evaluates to be true, and program flow goes inside the**if**block and**sp-cp**will be initialized to**pf**(holds profit value) - Print the value of
**pf**(profit) as output. Here we have used the format specifier as**%.2f**to print the floating-point value upto its 2 decimal places only - For example, if user provide cost price as
**1200**and selling price as**1450**, then we have made profit of 250 which will be printed as output

- Therefore the statement
- And if it is less than
**cp**, it means we have made some loss:- Therefore the statement
**cp>sp**evaluates to be true, and program flow goes inside the**else if**block and**cp-sp**gets initialized to**ls**(holds loss value) - Print the value of
**ls**(loss) as output

- Therefore the statement
- And if it is equal to
**cp**, it means we have neither made profit nor made loss:- Therefore program flow goes inside
**else**block and**No profit and loss.**gets printed

- Therefore program flow goes inside