Calculate the area for the given width and length C++ source code example


Compiler: Visual C++ Express Edition 2005

Compiled on Platform: Windows XP Pro SP2

Header file: Standard

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To do: Calculating the area for the given width and length in C++ programming

To show: C++ programming demonstrating the use of variables in calculating the area for the given width and length




// demonstrates the use of variables

#include <iostream>

using namespace std;


int main(void)


unsigned short int Width = 7, Length;

Length = 10;


// create an unsigned short and initialize it with the result of multiplying Width by Length

unsigned short int Area = Width * Length;



cout<<"Length: "<<Length<<endl;

cout<<"Area = Width x Length: \t"<<Area<<"\n";

cout<<"Or Area = "<<Width * Length<<endl;


return 0;



Output example:


Width: 7

Length: 10

Area = Width x Length: 70

Or Area = 70

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