# C Program to find Smallest element in the array

Get array size n and n elements of array, then find the smallest element among those elements.

Sample Input 1:

5 5 7 9 3 1

Sample Output 1:

1

#### Program or 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; }

#### Program 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.