Arithmetic Operators in C Language | Examples of Arithmetic Operators

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Arithmetic Operators in c language

Arithmetic Operators( +  ,- , * , / , % ) : 

  • Arithmetic operators are used for Numeric calculations (or) Arithmetic Calculations.
  • There are Five Arithmetic operators in C language. those are listed below
200 + 100 = 300
200 – 100 = 100
200 * 100 = 20000
200 / 100 = 2
Modulo Division
It gives Remainder.
200 % 100 = 0
When we are using + and symbols it may Binary operators and Unary Operators. It is depends on Number of Operands.because we have unary  + , – Operators and Binary + , – Operators.   
Unary + and – operators :
  • Unary operators requires only one Operand
  • unary operators are used for representing sign of operand.

Ex :
   +a   —->  a is Positive value.
   -b   —->  b is Negative value. 

  • If we didn’t specify any sign before the any Number it is considered as Positive Number.
Binary + and – Operators :
  • These operators are need two operands.
  • Binary plus is used for addition.
  • Binary minus is used for Subtraction.
Product Operator :
  • It is used to perform Arithmetic Multiplication between given Operands.
  • It is also a Binary operator.
Division Operator :
  • It is used to perform the division between two operands and it gives the Coefficient as Result.
  • It is also Binary Operator.
Modulo Division :
  • It is used for perform modulus operation it gives remainder as Result.
  • It is also a Binary Operator.
  • we can not apply modulus operator on Floating point data. It is only for Integers.  

Example :- C program to Perform Arithmetic Operations :

void main(void)
    int a,b;
 printf(“Enter Value for a :”);
 printf(“Enter Value for b :”);


Output :

C program to Perform Arithmetic Operations
Quick Notes :

  • All Arithmetic Operators are Binary Operators that means it needs two Operands to perform any operation.
  • Unary plus and Minus are Different from Binary plus(Addition Operator) and Binary minus(subtraction Operator).

If we have more than one Operator in an Expression we need to follow Priority of Operators and Associativity of Operators.Operators with moretan one Operators are explained in the following post.

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