# error in code

by andonibmp
Tags: code, error
 P: 2 hey im doing a intro programming class and Im running into some problems. would really appreciate some help to see where I went wrong. Been trying to figure it out for hours now. Someone please help me out These are my errors c: In function main: c:33:9: error: expected identifier or ( before = token This is the code: #include #include int main (void) { float distance; int x1,x2; int y1,y2; printf("The three types of angles in triangles are: Right angles,Obtuse Angles, and Acute angles") ; printf("Three kinds of triangles are: Equilateral Triangles,Isosceles Triangles and Scalene Triangles") ; printf(" The Pythagorean Theorem is : a2+b2=c2") ; printf("The Distance Formula is: sqrt(pow(x2-x1,2) + pow(y2-y1,2)") ; printf("Please enter First X value") ; scanf("%d",&x1) ; printf("Please enter Second X Value") ; scanf("%d",&x2) ; printf("please enter First Y Value") ; scanf("%d",&y1) ; printf("Please enter Second Y Value") ; scanf("%d",&y2) ; float=sqrt(pow(x2-x1,2) + pow(y2-y1,2); printf("Distance is %f",distance); return 0; }
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 Quote by andonibmp float=sqrt(pow(x2-x1,2) + pow(y2-y1,2);
I think you meant to put something other than "float" there. Also, check your parentheses while you're at it.
 P: 2 I have no idea what else to put there I keep getting errors.
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## error in code

float is a data type you need to use a variable name of type float, also make sure your parens are equal to eachother for example this

distance=sqrt(pow(x2-x1,2) + pow(y2-y1,2));

P.S. throw some '\n' in your printf statements so it is not as cluttered.
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 Quote by andonibmp I have no idea what else to put there I keep getting errors.
Put a variable there.

You can't assign a value to a data type.

Also, see jtbell's post - you have a problem with your parentheses on that line.

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