Write a recursive function to generate n^{th} fibonacci term in C programming. How to generate n^{th} fibonacci term in C programming using recursion. Logic to find nth Fibonacci term using recursion in C programming.

**Example**

**Input**

Input any number: 10

**Output**

10th Fibonacci term: 55

## Required knowledge

Basic C programming, Functions, Recursion

Must know – Program to generate Fibonacci series using for loop

## What is Fibonacci series?

Fibonacci series is a series of numbers where the current number is the sum of previous two terms. For Example: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, … , (n-1th + n-2th)

## Declare recursive function to find nth Fibonacci term

- Assign a meaningful name to the function, say
`fibo()`

. - The function accepts an integer hence update function declaration to
`fibo(int num)`

. - Finally the function must return the n
^{th}Fibonacci term which is an integer. Hence, return type of the function should be`unsigned long long`

.

Function declaration to find n^{th} Fibonacci term is – `unsigned long long fibo(int num);`

## Logic to find nth Fibonacci term using recursion

The recursive function to find n^{th} Fibonacci term is based on below three conditions.

- If
`num == 0`

then`return 0`

. Since Fibonacci of 0^{th}term is 0. - If
`num == 1`

then`return 1`

. Since Fibonacci of 1^{st}term is 1. - If
`num > 1`

then`return fibo(num - 1) + fibo(n-2)`

. Since Fibonacci of a term is sum of previous two terms.

## Program to find nth Fibonacci term using recursion

```
/**
* C program to find nth Fibonacci term using recursion
*/
#include <stdio.h>
/* Function declaration */
unsigned long long fibo(int num);
int main()
{
int num;
unsigned long long fibonacci;
/* Input a number from user */
printf("Enter any number to find nth fiboacci term: ");
scanf("%d", &num);
fibonacci = fibo(num);
printf("%d fibonacci term is %llu", num, fibonacci);
return 0;
}
/**
* Recursive function to find nth Fibonacci term
*/
unsigned long long fibo(int num)
{
if(num == 0) //Base condition
return 0;
else if(num == 1) //Base condition
return 1;
else
return fibo(num-1) + fibo(num-2);
}
```

Output

Enter any number to find nth fiboacci term: 10 10 fibonacci term is 55

**Note:** Some compilers doesn’t supports `unsigned long long`

type so you must replace it with `unsigned long`

and format specifier to `%lu`

to overcome the compilation error if any.

Happy coding 😉