C Program to find Smallest element in the array using pointers

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:


Try your Solution

Strongly recommended to Solve it on your own, Don't directly go to the solution given below.

#include<stdio.h> int main() { //write your code here }

Program or Solution

int main()
	int *a,n,i,min;
	printf("Enter size of array:");

	printf("Enter %d Elements:",n);

	return 0;		

Program Explanation

calloc() is predefined function allocates memory of specified bytes.

Number of bytes is specified as (4,n), it means n 4 bytes.

Since we are using integers, specified as 4 bytes.

*a denotes first four bytes, *(a+1) denotes second four bytes, *(a+2) denotes third four bytes and so on., 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.

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.