# C Program to Find First Digit Of a Number

How do you write a C Program to Find the First Digit Of a Number with an example?

## C Program to Find First Digit Of a Number

This program will allow the user to enter any number. And then, it is going to find the First Digit of the user entered value.

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

int main()
{
int Number, FirstDigit, Count;

printf("\n Please Enter any Number that you wish  : ");
scanf("%d", & Number);

Count = log10(Number);

FirstDigit = Number / pow(10, Count);

printf(" \n Total Number of Digit in a Given Number %d =  %d", Number, Count);
printf(" \n The First Digit of a Given Number %d =  %d", Number, FirstDigit);

return 0;
}```

Within this Program to Find the First Digit, the User entered Value: Number = 1234

Count = log10(Number) – This will return the total number of digits in a number -1
Count = 3

FirstDigit = 1234 / pow(10, 3) = 1234 / 1000 = 1.234 = 1

## C Program to return First Digit Of a Number

This program will use the While Loop to find the First Digit of the user entered value.

``` #include <stdio.h>

int main()
{
int Number, FirstDigit;

printf("\n Please Enter any Number that you wish  : ");
scanf("%d", & Number);

FirstDigit = Number;

while(FirstDigit >= 10)
{
FirstDigit = FirstDigit / 10;
}

printf(" \n The First Digit of a Given Number %d =  %d", Number, FirstDigit);

return 0;
}```
`````` Please Enter any Number that you wish  : 354

The First Digit of a Given Number 354 =  3``````

Within this Program to Find the First Digit Of a Number, Number = 354

While Loop First Iteration while (354 >= 10)
FirstDigit = FirstDigit / 10 = 354 / 10 = 35

While Loop Second Iteration while (35 >= 10)
FirstDigit = FirstDigit / 10 = 35 / 10 = 3

While Loop Third Iteration while (3 >= 10)
Condition is False, so the C Programming compiler will exit from the While Loop and print 3 as output.

## Using Function

This C program to display the First Digit Of a Number is the same as above. However, this time, we divided the code using the Functions concept.

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

int First_Digit(int num);

int main()
{
int Number, FirstDigit;

printf("\n Please Enter any Number that you wish  : ");
scanf("%d", & Number);

FirstDigit = First_Digit(Number);

printf(" \n The First Digit of a Given Number %d =  %d", Number, FirstDigit);

return 0;
}

int First_Digit(int num)
{
while(num >= 10)
{
num = num / 10;
}
return num;
}```
`````` Please Enter any Number that you wish  : 657489

The First Digit of a Given Number 657489 =  6``````