# C Programming Multidimensional Arrays

C programming language allows programmer to create arrays of arrays known as Multidimensional Arrays. For example:
float a;
Here, a is an array of two dimension, which is an example of multidimensional array.
For better understanding of multidimensional arrays, array elements of above example can be thinked of as below:

Initialization of Multidimensional Arrays
In C, multidimensional arrays can be initialized in different number of ways.
int c={{1,3,0}, {-1,5,9}};
OR
int c[]={{1,3,0}, {-1,5,9}};
OR
int c={1,3,0,-1,5,9};

Initialization Of three-dimensional Array
double cprogram={
{{-0.1, 0.22, 0.3, 4.3}, {2.3, 4.7, -0.9, 2}},
{{0.9, 3.6, 4.5, 4}, {1.2, 2.4, 0.22, -1}},
{{8.2, 3.12, 34.2, 0.1}, {2.1, 3.2, 4.3, -2.0}}
};
Suppose there is a multidimensional array arr[i][j][k][m]. Then this array can hold i*j*k*m numbers of data.
Similarly, the array of any dimension can be initialized in C programming.

Example of Multidimensional Array In C

Write a C program to find sum of two matrix of order 2*2 using multidimensional arrays where, elements of matrix are entered by user.

#include
int main(){
float a, b, c;
int i,j;
printf("Enter the elements of 1st matrix\n");
/* Reading two dimensional Array with the help of two for loop. If there was an array of 'n' dimension, 'n' numbers of loops are needed for inserting data to array.*/
for(i=0;i
for(j=0;j
printf("Enter a%d%d: ",i+1,j+1);
scanf("%f",&a[i][j]);
}
printf("Enter the elements of 2nd matrix\n");
for(i=0;i
for(j=0;j
printf("Enter b%d%d: ",i+1,j+1);
scanf("%f",&b[i][j]);
}
for(i=0;i
for(j=0;j
/* Writing the elements of multidimensional array using loop. */
c[i][j]=a[i][j]+b[i][j];  /* Sum of corresponding elements of two arrays. */
}
printf("\nSum Of Matrix:");
for(i=0;i
for(j=0;j
printf("%.1f\t",c[i][j]);
if(j==1)             /* To display matrix sum in order. */
printf("\n");
}
return 0;
}

Ouput
Enter the elements of 1st matrix
Enter a11: 2;
Enter a12: 0.5;
Enter a21: -1.1;
Enter a22: 2;
Enter the elements of 2nd matrix
Enter b11: 0.2;
Enter b12: 0;
Enter b21: 0.23;
Enter b22: 23;

Sum Of Matrix:
2.2     0.5
-0.9    25.0

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