## C Programming Examples Tutorial Index

This C example program performs simple mathematical calculations to find the area of a triangle. It asks the user to provide the triangle's vertices A, B, and C and calculates to find its area.

A triangle is a two-dimensional three-sided polygon closed figure in geometry with three edges and three vertices.

Example:

C program to find the area of a triangle:

``````#include <stdio.h>
#include <math.h> /* It is ecessary for using sqrt function  */

void main()
{
/*Variable Declaration*/
float a, b, c, s, area;

/*Taking user input*/
printf("Enter the three sides, a, b, and c, of the triangle:");
scanf("%f%f%f", &a, &b, &c);

/*Calculate the area of the triangle*/
s = (a + b + c) / 2;
area = sqrt((s *(s - a) *(s - b) *(s - c)));
printf("\n The area of the triangle is %f.", area);
}``````

Program Output:

```Enter the three sides, a, b, and c, of the triangle:
15
10
15
The area of the triangle is 70.710678.```

The area of a triangle can be calculated with the help of various formulas. Here we have used Heron's formula, which is shown in the figure below: