# C program to find GCD (HCF) of two numbers using recursion

Write a recursive function in C to find GCD (HCF) of two numbers. How to find GCD(Greatest Common Divisor) or HCF(Highest Common Factor) of two numbers using recursion in C program. Logic to find HCF of two numbers using recursion in C programming.

Example

Input

```Input first number: 10
Input second number: 15```

Output

`HCF of 10 and 15 = 5`

## Required knowledge

Must know – Program to find HCF using loop

## Logic to find GCD using recursion

Here in this program we will be using recursive approach of Euclidean algorithm to find GCD of two numbers. The Euclidean algorithm to find GCD is,

```Algorithm to find GCD using Euclidean algorithm
Begin:
function gcd(a, b)
If (b = 0) then
return a
End if
Else
return gcd(b, a mod b);
End if
End function
End```

## Program to find HCF of two numbers using recursion

``````/**
* C program to find GCD (HCF) of two numbers using recursion
*/

#include <stdio.h>

/* Function declaration */
int gcd(int a, int b);

int main()
{
int num1, num2, hcf;

/* Input two numbers from user */
printf("Enter any two numbers to find GCD: ");
scanf("%d%d", &num1, &num2);

hcf = gcd(num1, num2);

printf("GCD of %d and %d = %d", num1, num2, hcf);

return 0;
}

/**
* Recursive approach of euclidean algorithm to find GCD of two numbers
*/
int gcd(int a, int b)
{
if(b == 0)
return a;
else
return gcd(b, a%b);
}``````

Output

```Enter any two numbers to find GCD: 12
30
GCD of 12 and 30 = 6```

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