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# Accept a matrix and determine whether it is a sparse matrix

```/*  Write a C program to accept a matric and determine whether    *
* it is a sparse matrix. A sparse martix is matrix which         *
* has more zero elements than nonzero elements                   */```

#include <stdio.h>

void main ()
{
static int m1[10][10];
int i,j,m,n;
int counter=0;

printf ("Enter the order of the matix\n");
scanf ("%d %d",&m,&n);

printf ("Enter the co-efficients of the matix\n");
for (i=0;i<m;++i)
{
for (j=0;j<n;++j)
{
scanf ("%d",&m1[i][j]);
if (m1[i][j]==0)
{
++counter;
}
}
}
if (counter>((m*n)/2))
{
printf ("The given matrix is sparse matrix \n");
}
else
printf ("The given matrix is not a sparse matrix \n");

printf ("There are %d number of zeros",counter);

} /* EN dof main() */
/*----------------------------------------------
Output
Enter the order of the matix
2 2
Enter the co-efficients of the matix
1 2
3 4
The given matrix is not a sparse matrix
There are 0 number of zeros

Run 2
Enter the order of the matix
3 3
Enter the co-efficients of the matix
1 0 0
0 0 1
0 1 0
The given matrix is sparse matrix
There are 6 number of zeros

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