Thread: Need Help writing fraction with powers

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    Need Help writing fraction with powers

    This is my first cse project so bear with me.

    I am trying to write (length_one_side^2)/8 so I can find the area.

    What I have

    float length_one_side;
    printf("Enter the length of one side of the garden: (in feet) ");
    scanf("%f", length_one_side);

    float triangular_bed_area;
    printf("length_one_side*length_one_side/8");
    scanf("%f", triangular_bed_area);

    Any help would be much appreciative.

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    You write

    float triangular_bed_area = length_one_side * length_one_side / 8;
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    Also posted here.

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    Scanf requires address of variable. e.g. scanf("%f", &length_one_side);

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