# Explain the concept of union of structures in C language

If the structure is nested inside a union, it is called as a union of structures. There is a possibility to create a union inside a structure in C programming language.

## Example

Following is the C program for union of structures −

#include<stdio.h>
struct x {
int a;
float b;
};
union z{
struct x s;
};
main ( ){
union z u;
u.s.a = 10;
u.s.b = 30.5;
printf("a=%d", u.s.a);
printf("b=%f", u.s.b);
getch ( );
}

## Output

When the above program is executed, it produces the following result −

a= 10
b = 30.5

## Example

Given below is another C program for union of structures −

#include<stdio.h>
union abc{
int a;
char b;
}v;
int main(){
v.a=90;
union abc *p=&v;
printf("a=%d",v.a);//90
printf("b=%c",v.b);//Z
printf("a=%d b=%c",p->a,p->b);//90 Z
printf("%d",sizeof(union abc));//4
return 0;
}

## Output

When the above program is executed, it produces the following result −

a=90
b=Z
a=90 b=Z
4