Write a C program to input cost price and selling price of a product and check profit or loss. Also calculate total profit or loss using if else. How to calculate profit or loss on any product using if else in C programming. Program to calculate profit and loss of any product in C.

**Example**

**Input**

Input cost price: 1000 Input selling price: 1500

**Output**

Profit: 500

## Required knowledge

Basic C programming, Relational operators, If else

## Logic to find profit or loss

In primary mathematics classes, you all have learned about profit and loss. If cost price is greater than selling price then there is a loss otherwise profit.

Formula to calculate profit and loss

`Profit = S.P - C.P`

(Where `S.P` is Selling Price and `C.P` is Cost Price)

`Loss = C.P - S.P`

After quick recap of profit and loss let us code solution for the program.

## Program to calculate profit or loss

```
/**
* C program to calculate profit or loss
*/
#include <stdio.h>
int main()
{
int cp,sp, amt;
/* Input cost price and selling price of a product */
printf("Enter cost price: ");
scanf("%d", &cp);
printf("Enter selling price: ");
scanf("%d", &sp);
if(sp > cp)
{
/* Calculate Profit */
amt = sp - cp;
printf("Profit = %d", amt);
}
else if(cp > sp)
{
/* Calculate Loss */
amt = cp - sp;
printf("Loss = %d", amt);
}
else
{
/* Neither profit nor loss */
printf("No Profit No Loss.");
}
return 0;
}
```

Output

Enter cost price: 1000 Enter selling price: 1500 Profit = 500

Happy coding 😉

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