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C++ Program to Reverse a Number

C++ Program to Reverse a Number

Example to reverse an integer entered by the user in C++ programming. This problem is solved by using while loop in this example.

To understand this example, you should have the knowledge of the following C++ programming topics:



Example: C++ Program to Reverse an Integer

#include <iostream>
using namespace std;

int main() {
    int n, reversedNumber = 0, remainder;

    cout << "Enter an integer: ";
    cin >> n;

    while(n != 0) {
        remainder = n%10;
        reversedNumber = reversedNumber*10 + remainder;
        n /= 10;
    }

    cout << "Reversed Number = " << reversedNumber;

    return 0;
}

Output

Enter an integer: 12345
Reversed number = 54321

This program takes an integer input from the user and stores it in variable n.

Then the while loop is iterated until n != 0 is false.

In each iteration, the remainder when the value of n is divided by 10 is calculated, reversedNumber is computed and the value of n is decreased 10 fold.

Let us see this process in greater detail:

  1. In the first iteration of the loop,
    n = 12345
    remainder 12345 % 10 = 5
    reversedNumber = 0 * 10 + 5 = 5
  2. In the second iteration of the loop,
    n = 1234
    remainder 1234 % 10 = 4
    reversedNumber = 5 * 10 + 4 = 54

And so on, until n == 0.

Finally, the reversedNumber (which contains the reversed number) is printed on the screen.