# Ternary Operators in C

## What are ternary Operators ?

Ternary operators are used by programmers to simply multi-line if else statement and condensed into single line.

```result = binaryCondition ? valueReturnedIfTrue : valueReturnedIfFalse;
``` ## How to use a Ternary Operator?

`result = binaryCondition ? valueReturnedIfTrue : valueReturnedIfFalse;Example - max = a > b ? a : b;`
• The condition part- which defines the condition which we are choosing upon
• The first statement  – decides what will happen, if the condition is true.
• The second statement part – decides what will happen, if the condition is false.

### Example 1

```#include<stdio.h>

int main()
{
int a = 10, b = 20;

int max = a > b ? a : b ;

printf("The larger number is %d", max);

return 0;
}```

#### Output

`The larger number is 20`

### More

Ternary operator can be taken as a substitute for other decision-making statements, like if, if-else, etc. as it helps in raising a condition and deciding the output, based on the condition, it is also favourable, because:

• uses less space than the if-else statement.
• decreases the complexity of the program
• Easy to understand

### Example 2

The above can also be simplified as –

```#include<stdio.h>

int main()
{
int a = 10, b = 20;

a > b ? printf("%d is greater",a) : printf("%d is greater",b);

return 0;
}```

#### Output

`20 is greater`

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