## C Program to find Smallest element in the array

### Description

```Get array size n and n elements of array, then find the smallest element among those elements.
Input:
5
5 7 9 3 1
Output:
1```

### Solution

```#include<stdio.h>
#include<stdlib.h>
int main()
{
int *a,n,i,min;
printf("Enter size of array:");
scanf("%d",&n);

a=malloc(sizeof(int)*n);
printf("Enter %d Elements:",n);
for(i=0;i<n;i++)
{
scanf("%d",&a[i]);
}

min=a[0];

for(i=1;i<n;i++)
{
if(a[i]<min)
{
min=a[i];
}

}

printf("%d",min);
return 0;
}```

### Explanation

```i is initialized to 0 and incremented by 1 at each iteration of both the for loops.

First for loop reads n input numbers from user and stores them in array a[] from location 0 to n-1

Initially assign the element located at 0 to max using min = a[0].

using second for loop visit each  location serially from 1 to n-1. if the element located in any position is lesser than min,  then assign the element as max by using min = a[i]

finally min holds the minimum value in the list.```

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