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## What is the formula to find the GCD of two numbers?

As per the LCM method, we can obtain the GCD of any two positive integers by finding the product of both the numbers and the least common multiple of both numbers. LCM method to obtain the greatest common divisor is given as GCD (a, b) = (a × b)/ LCM (a, b).

### Is there a function for GCD in C?

In this program, two integers entered by the user are stored in variable n1 and n2 . Then, for loop is iterated until i is less than n1 and n2 . In each iteration, if both n1 and n2 are exactly divisible by i , the value of i is assigned to gcd .

**How do you find the GCD in programming?**

Algorithm to Find GCD

- Declare two variables, say x and y.
- Run a loop for x and y from 1 to max of x and y.
- Check that the number divides both (x and y) numbers completely or not. If divides completely store it in a variable.
- Divide the stored number.

**How do you write a GCD function in C++?**

C++ code

- #include
- using namespace std;
- int gcd(int a, int b) // The function runs recursive in nature to return GCD.
- {
- if (a == 0) // If a becomes zero.
- return b; // b is the GCD.
- if (b == 0)// If b becomes zero.
- return a;// a is the GCD.

## How do I calculate GCD in Excel?

The Excel GCD function returns the greatest common divisor of two or more integers. The greatest common divisor is the largest integer that goes into all supplied numbers without a remainder. For example, =GCD(60,36) returns 12.

### How do you find the GCD of two numbers using Euclidean algorithm?

The Euclidean Algorithm for finding GCD(A,B) is as follows:

- If A = 0 then GCD(A,B)=B, since the GCD(0,B)=B, and we can stop.
- If B = 0 then GCD(A,B)=A, since the GCD(A,0)=A, and we can stop.
- Write A in quotient remainder form (A = B⋅Q + R)
- Find GCD(B,R) using the Euclidean Algorithm since GCD(A,B) = GCD(B,R)

**How do you find the GCD of two numbers using prime factorization?**

Steps on How to Determine the GCF using Prime Factorization

- 1) Write the Prime Factorization of each number.
- 2) Identify the numbers that have the same base.
- 3) Compare the exponents of the numbers with a common base.
- 4) Multiply the numbers that you selected in step #3 to determine the greatest common factor.

**How do you use Euclidean algorithm to find GCD?**

Basic Euclidean Algorithm for GCD

- If we subtract a smaller number from a larger (we reduce a larger number), GCD doesn’t change. So if we keep subtracting repeatedly the larger of two, we end up with GCD.
- Now instead of subtraction, if we divide the smaller number, the algorithm stops when we find remainder 0.

## How do you find the GCD of two or more integers?

Greatest common divisors can be computed by determining the prime factorizations of the two numbers and comparing factors. For example, to compute gcd(48, 180), we find the prime factorizations 48 = 24 · 31 and 180 = 22 · 32 · 51; the GCD is then 2 · 3 · 5 = 22 · 31 · 50 = 12, as shown in the Venn diagram.

### Can you do ratios in Excel?

To calculate ratio in Excel, you can use the GCD function, or the TEXT and SUBSTITUTE functions.