effective on small numbers.

Code:

#include<stdio.h>
//#include<math.h>
#include<stdlib.h>
#include<string.h>
int MAX=1000;
char * multiply(char [],char[]);
int main(){
char a[MAX];
char b[MAX];
char *c;
int la,lb;
int i;
printf("Enter the first number : ");
scanf("%s",a);
printf("Enter the second number : ");
scanf("%s",b);
printf("Multiplication of two numbers : ");
c = multiply(a,b);
printf("%s",c);
return 0;
}
char * multiply(char a[],char b[]){
char mul[MAX];
char c[MAX];
char temp[MAX];
int la,lb;
int i,j,k=0,x=0,y;
long int r=0;
long sum = 0;
la=strlen(a)-1;
lb=strlen(b)-1;
for(i=0;i<=la;i++){
a[i] = a[i] - 48;
}
for(i=0;i<=lb;i++){
b[i] = b[i] - 48;
}
for(i=lb;i>=0;i--){
r=0;
for(j=la;j>=0;j--){
temp[k++] = (b[i]*a[j] + r)%10;
r = (b[i]*a[j]+r)/10;
}
temp[k++] = r;
x++;
for(y = 0;y<x;y++){
temp[k++] = 0;
}
}
k=0;
r=0;
for(i=0;i<la+lb+2;i++){
sum =0;
y=0;
for(j=1;j<=lb+1;j++){
if(i <= la+j){
sum = sum + temp[y+i];
}
y += j + la + 1;
}
c[k++] = (sum+r) %10;
r = (sum+r)/10;
}
c[k] = r;
j=0;
for(i=k-1;i>=0;i--){
mul[j++]=c[i] + 48;
}
mul[j]='\0';
return mul;
}