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# C Program to guess a random number

### C Program to guess a random number

In this example, we will see a C program to guess the random number.

In this program the users have to guess the random number generated by the system.

###### Example
``````
/*C program to guess a random number.*/
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <time.h>
int main()
{
int random_genNo=0,count=0,num;
int stime;
long ltime;
//initialise srand with current time, to get random number on every run
ltime = time(NULL);
stime = (unsigned) ltime/2;
srand(stime);
//generate random number
random_genNo=rand()%1000;
//run infinite loop
while(1)
{
//increase counter
count+=1;
//read number from user
printf("\n\nGuess a number from (0 to 1000): ");
scanf("%d",&num);
//compare entered number with generated number
if(random_genNo==num){
printf("Congratulations, you have guessed a correct number.");
break;
}
else if(random_genNo<num){
printf("Generated number is less than entered number, try your luck again...");
}
else if(random_genNo>num){
printf("Generated number is greater than entered number, try your luck again...");
}
if(count==7){
printf("\n\n### Maximum limit of atttempt finished, BAD LUCK !!!\n");
break;
}
}
return 0;
}
```
```
Output:
Guess a number from (0 to 1000): 500
Generated number is greater than entered number, try your luck again...
Guess a number from (0 to 1000): 750
Generated number is less than entered number, try your luck again...
Guess a number from (0 to 1000): 600
Generated number is greater than entered number, try your luck again...
Guess a number from (0 to 1000): 650
Generated number is less than entered number, try your luck again...
Guess a number from (0 to 1000): 630
Generated number is less than entered number, try your luck again...
Guess a number from (0 to 1000): 620
Generated number is less than entered number, try your luck again...
Guess a number from (0 to 1000): 610
Generated number is less than entered number, try your luck again...
### Maximum limit of atttempt finished, BAD LUCK !!!