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 as input from the user and calculates GCD using recursion.

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Example: 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);
       return n1;


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