Pointers in C HackerRank Solution

Hello Programmers, In this post, you will know how to solve the Pointers in C HackerRank Solution. This problem is a part of the HackerRank C Programming Series.

Pointers in C HackerRank Solution
Pointers in C HackerRank Solution

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Pointers in C


In this challenge, you will learn to implement the basic functionalities of pointers in C. A pointer in C is a way to share a memory address among different contexts (primarily functions). They are primarily used whenever a function needs to modify the content of a variable, of which it doesn’t have ownership.
In order to access the memory address of a variable,val, we need to prepend it with & sign. E.g., &val returns the memory address of val.
This memory address is assigned to a pointer and can be shared among various functions. E.g. int *p = &val will assign the memory address of val to pointer p. To access the content of the memory to which the pointer points, prepend it with a *. For example, *p will return the value reflected by val and any modification to it will be reflected at the source (val).

	void increment(int *v) {
      	int main() {
        int a;
        scanf("%d", &a);
        printf("%d", a);
    	return 0;      


Complete the function void update(int *a,int *b). It receives two integer pointers, int* a and int* b. Set the value of to their sum, and b to their absolute difference. There is no return value, and no return statement is needed.

.– a` = a+b
– b` = |a-b| 

Input Format

The input will contain two integers, a and b, separated by a newline.

Output Format

Modify the two values in place and the code stub main() will print their values.

Note: Input/ouput will be automatically handled. You only have to complete the function described in the ‘task’ section.

Pointers in C HackerRank Solution

#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
void update(int *a,int *b)
    // Pointers in C - Hacker Rank Solution START
    int x,y;
    x = *a + *b;
    y = *a - *b;
    *a = x;
    *b =abs(y);
    // Pointers in C - Hacker Rank Solution END
int main()
    int a, b;
    int *pa = &a, *pb = &b;
    scanf("%d %d", &a, &b);
    update(pa, pb);
    printf("%d\n%d", a, b);
    return 0;

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