C Example for Beginners: C Program to Find G.C.D Using Recursion

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C Program to Find G.C.D Using Recursion

In this example, you will learn to find the GCD (Greatest Common Divisor) of two positive integers entered by the user using recursion.


This program takes two positive integers as input from the user and calculates GCD using recursion.

 


GCD of Two Numbers using Recursion


#include <stdio.h>
int hcf(int n1, int n2);
int main(){
    int n1, n2;
    printf("Enter two positive integers: ");
    scanf("%d %d", &n1, &n2);
    printf("G.C.D of %d and %d is %d.", n1, n2, hcf(n1, n2));
    return 0;
}

int hcf(int n1, int n2){
    if (n2 != 0)
        return hcf(n2, n1 % n2);
    else
        return n1;
}

Output

Enter two positive integers: 366
60
G.C.D of 366 and 60 is 6.

In this program, recursive calls are made until the value of n2 is equal to 0.

 

 

C Example for Beginners: C Program to Find G.C.D Using Recursion

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