Exercise 1.3 - Temperature Convertor

Question

Modify the temperature conversion program to print a heading above the table.

Solution

/***
 *
 * Exercise 1-3. Modify the temperature conversion program, 
 * Fahrenheit to Celsius, to print a heading above the table.
 *
 * print Fahrenheit-Celsius table for fahr = 0, 20, ..., 300; 
 * floating-point version.
 *
 ***/

#include<stdio.h>

int main(void)
{
    printf("A program print Fahrenheit-Celsius\n");

    float fahr, celsius;
        int lower, upper, step;
  
    lower = 0;
    upper = 300;
    step = 20;

    fahr = lower;

    
        printf("Fahr\tCelsius\t \n");
      
    while(fahr <= upper)
    {
        celsius = (5.0/9.0) * (fahr - 32.0);
                printf("%4.0f %10.1f\n", fahr, celsius);
                fahr = fahr + step;
    }

    return 0;
}

Explanation

In this program we are going to convert a given Fahrenheit temperature to Celsius temperature using the formula C=(5/9)(F-32) To do this we declare some variables in the beginning of the program so that they can be used in the later stages of the program. The variables in this program are: lower,upper,step, celsius,fahr. The variable lower is assigned the value 0 similarly upper to 300, step to 20, and fahr to lower. So when the program enters the while loop it checks whether fahr <= upper is true, if it is true then it assigns the variable celsius 5 * (fahr - 32) / 9 and then it prints output.