Help with easy beginner program

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    Help with easy beginner program

    Hi, I just made a dumb program to test my skills. My options aren't registering correctly, can anyone spot a mistake in my code? Thank you!

    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    
    int main()
    {
        int x;
        printf("This is my first real program. Please select an option below: \n");
        printf("1. Enter age\n");
        printf("2. Enter heigt\n");
        printf("3. Enter birth year\n");
        printf("4. Enter salary\n");
        scanf("&d",&x);
        if(x == 1)
        {
            printf("Please enter your age: \n");
        }
        else if(x == 2)
        {
            printf("Please enter your height: \n");
        }
        else if(x == 3)
        {
            printf("Please enter your birth year: \n");
        }
        else if(x == 4)
        {
            printf("Please enter your salary: \n");
        }
        else printf("Invalid option! Try again. \n");
        return(0);
    }

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    Also, why is there so many lines of space beneath my code I posted?!

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    What exactly is the problem you are seeing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matticus View Post
    What exactly is the problem you are seeing?
    I didn't point that out, I'm sorry. It goes straight to "Invalid option! Try again."

    If I type "1" I want it to printf the first statement and for the next three options as well...

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    Code:
    scanf("&d",&x);
    I think you mean to use "%d" in lieu of "&d"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matticus View Post
    Code:
    scanf("&d",&x);
    I think you mean to use "%d" in lieu of "&d"
    Oh! Of course, thank you! :3

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    Simple troubleshooting technique - put a simple "printf()" statement after your "scanf()" statement to see what the variable holds, so you can help isolate where the problem is occurring.

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    Also, why is there so many lines of space beneath my code I posted?!
    I get that problem with Google Chrome - I just hit the "to plain text" button.
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    Ah okay, thank you

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