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What will be the output of the program ?

int main()
    int i=3, *j, k;
    j = &i;
    printf("%d\n", i**j*i+*j);
    return 0;
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GrenFo said:   7 months ago
Here is the coding;

simplefied ->
// i * *j * i + *j
// i * (*j) * i + (*j)
// 3 * 3 * 3 + 3
// 30

Yash Dharane said:   9 months ago

Here's my explanation.

int main()
int i=3, *j, k;
j = &i;
printf("%d\n", i**j*i+*j);
return 0;
int i=3, *j, k;: This line declares three variables: i is an integer initialized with the value 3, j is a pointer to an integer (not initialized), and k is an integer (not initialized).

j = &i;: This line assigns the address of the variable i to the pointer j. Now, j points to the memory location of i.
printf("%d\n", i**j*i+*j);: This line prints the result of the expression i**j*i+*j as an integer. Let's break this down:

i: The value of i is 3.
*j: Dereferencing j gives the value stored in the memory location pointed to by j, which is the value of i.
So, *j is also 3.
i**j: This is the multiplication of i and *j. So, it's equal to 3 * 3, which is 9.
i**j*i: This is the multiplication of i**j and i. So, it's equal to 9 * 3, which is 27.
*j: The value of *j is still 3.
i**j*i+*j: This is the addition of i**j*i and *j. So, it's equal to 27 + 3, which is 30.
The printf statement prints the value 30 followed by a newline character (\n) to the standard output.

So, when you run this program, it will print: 30

Adi said:   2 years ago
Why &a is considered its value if &a means address of a on ram?

Please explain me.

Ajiskan said:   3 years ago
i**j*i+*j represent as;

i*(*j)*i+(*j) \\ *j dereference and gives value 3 \\ after that rule of precedence table.
First multiplication after that addition operator worked and final output displayed.

(3*3*3)+3 \\subtraction.
27+3 \\additon.
30 -> output.

SUMIT JOSHI said:   3 years ago

According to me;

= 30.

Jp said:   3 years ago

Just simplify it;


Ksk said:   3 years ago
Thank you for explaining this @Rahul.

Shiv said:   4 years ago
*j=content at *j means value of X.
means *j=3.
Replace i with 3 and *j also with 3.
Then, 3*3*3+3=27+3 i.e. 30.

Vijay s Rao said:   5 years ago
j=&i implies *j=i;

Navas v said:   6 years ago
Here using precedence of operator first evaluate * (dereferencing operator) associativity from right to left.

So expression become i*(*J)*i+(*j) ->> i*(3)*i+(3).

Then precedence goes to * (multiplication operator) and their associativity from left to right
so it become ((i*3)*i)+3--> 3*3*3+3=27.

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