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# C Exercises: Return the number of clumps in a given array

## C Array: Exercise-100 with Solution

Write a program in C to return the number of clumps (a series of 2 or more adjacent elements of the same value) in a given array.

Sample Solution:

C Code:

``````#include<stdio.h>

// Function to count the number of clumps in an array
int countClumps(int arr1[], int m)
{
int l = m;
int current = -1, clump = 0;

// Iterate through the array to find clumps
for(int i = 0; i < l - 1; i++)
{
// Check if the current element is equal to the next element and different from the current clump
if(arr1[i] == arr1[i + 1] && arr1[i] != current)
{
current = arr1[i]; // Set the current clump value
clump++; // Increment clump count
}
else
{
if(arr1[i] != current)
{
current = -1; // Reset current clump value if the current element is different
}
}
}
return clump; // Return the count of clumps found
}

int main()
{
int arr1[] = {17, 42, 42, 7, 24, 24, 17, 54, 17};
int arr_size = sizeof(arr1) / sizeof(arr1[0]);
int i = 0;

// Print the original array
printf("The given array is:  \n");
for(i = 0; i < arr_size; i++)
{
printf("%d  ", arr1[i]);
}
printf("\n");

// Count the number of clumps in the array and print the result
printf("The number of clumps in the array is:  %d", countClumps(arr1, arr_size));
return 0;
}
```
```

Sample Output:

```The given array is:
17  42  42  7  24  24  17  54  17
The number of clumps in the array is:  2
```

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