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why the error scanf:floating point formats not linked occur during run time & what's the solution for that
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This is for a Borland compiler I guess ?

The problem is that it optimizes the floating point library out when no floating points are used. However, it doesn't see the %f's in a scanf for example. It's a problem with the compiler.

To fix, check this page :

http://www.faqs.org/faqs/msdos-programmer-faq/part2/section-5.html
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by:rajeev_devin
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This problem also persists in other compiler.

You can fix this problem by initializing the float variables that you use in scanf.

Something like this
float f = 0.0f;
...
scanf("%f", &f);
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by:nafis_devlpr
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you should use double instead of float, thats more reliable and error free. However for your problem initialize the float first then scan it
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