# Error in code

1. Jan 22, 2012

### andonibmp

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 <stdio.h>
#include <math.h>

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;
}

2. Jan 22, 2012

### Staff: Mentor

I think you meant to put something other than "float" there. Also, check your parentheses while you're at it.

3. Jan 22, 2012

### andonibmp

I have no idea what else to put there I keep getting errors.

4. Jan 22, 2012

### camel-man

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.

Last edited: Jan 22, 2012
5. Jan 23, 2012

### Staff: Mentor

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.