Write a C program to find out profit or loss in buying an article

CServer Side ProgrammingProgramming

The formula for finding profit is as follows if the selling price is greater than cost price −


The formula for finding loss is as follows if cost price is greater than selling price −


Now, apply this logic in the program and try to find whether the person gets a profit or loss after buying any article −


Following is the C program to find the profit or loss −

 Live Demo

int main(){
   float CostPrice, SellingPrice, Amount;
   printf("\n Enter the product Cost : ");
   scanf("%f", &CostPrice);
   printf("\n Enter the Selling Price) : ");
   scanf("%f", &SellingPrice);
   if (SellingPrice > CostPrice){
      Amount = SellingPrice - CostPrice;
      printf("\n Profit Amount = %.4f", Amount);
   else if(CostPrice> SellingPrice){
      Amount = CostPrice - SellingPrice;
      printf("\n Loss Amount = %.4f", Amount);
      printf("\n No Profit No Loss!");
   return 0;


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

Enter the Product Cost: 450
Enter the Selling Price): 475.8
Profit Amount = 25.8000
Published on 08-Mar-2021 09:55:39