Xufyan -4

I want the remainder of all the numbers inside the loop except the number which i assigned for variable a
for example , if i entered number 5 for a,
the loop is 5 4 3 2 1.
i want my program to take remainder of all these values except 5.
How can i do this ??
Here is my program but it is calculating the remainder of all the numbers including the number i assigned for variable a.
i want it to calculate the remainder of all the numbers except the first value of the loop.

``````int main(void)
{
long a,b,c;
printf ("Enter number:");
scanf ("%ld",&a);
c=a;
for (a=a;a>1;a--)
{
b=c%a;
printf ("%ld\n",b);
}
getche ();
}``````

WaltP 2,905

So what's wrong? The program description doesn't make sense, but the code has only 1 minor error -- the `for` statement is a little off.

Xufyan -4

my program is calculating the remainder of the first value as well, i don't want it to do that..i want it to calculate remainder of all the number inside the loop except the first number.
for example:
if the loop values are 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 , program should calculate the remainder of all the numbers except 10.

Xufyan -4

no...i've to start it from the first value but i want my program to ignore first value and start calculating the remainder from the second value,
actually the remainder of first value will always be 0, and i don't want to 0 to be printed in the output because i want to make a program which check that the wether the input number is prime or not.

xavier666 56

Are you trying to do something like this?

``````Enter The Number - 7

7 % 2 = 1
7 % 3 = 1
7 % 4 = 3
7 % 5 = 2
7 % 6 = 1``````

Your for loop is a bit faulty. If you can correct that, the program will run fine. Here is a cryptic hint; you have to remove something from the for loop. Then it'll run.

PS - This method of checking prime numbers is a bit time consuming.

Xufyan -4

Exactly...! i am trying to do what you've said, can you please tell me what is the problem with my loop

abhimanipal 91

One way could be to put a if condition before the mod operation. If c is equal to a, dont do the mod operation. Else go ahead and do the mod operation

commented: thanks...xufyan +1

Xufyan -4

Thanks alot abhimanipal
using `if` here is my program but when i am entering 15 in the output the program is saying that it is a prime number. why ?

``````int main(void)
{
long a,b,c;
printf ("Enter number:");
scanf ("%ld",&a);
c=a;
for (a=a;a>1;a--)
if (a<c)
{
b=c%a;
}
if (b==0)
printf ("not prime");
else
printf ("prime");
getche ();
}``````

Xufyan -4

Hey ! Finally my program is Ready and working fine..Yepppieee..!! thanks alot for all the help :)