C++ Program to Find G.C.D Using Recursion

Example to find the GCD of two positive integers (entered by the user) using recursion in C programming.

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

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Example: Calculate H.C.F using recursion

#include <iostream>
using namespace std;

int hcf(int n1, int n2);

int main()
   int n1, n2;

   cout << "Enter two positive integers: ";
   cin >> n1 >> n2;

   cout << "H.C.F of " << n1 << " & " <<  n2 << " is: " << hcf(n1, n2);

   return 0;

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


Enter two positive integers: 366 60
H.C.F of 366 and 60 is: 6