Finding LCM & GCD in C
Two of my friends faced a problem with writing a program which finds the LCM(Lowest Common Multiple)/GCD(Greatest Common Divisor) of two positive integers, so I helped them out by writing two functions for each. I thought many others might be having the same problem.
So here are the functions: For LCM: Code:
/* a & b are the numbers whose LCM is to be found */ Code:
/* a & b are the numbers whose GCD is to be found. 
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For LCM
Code:
if(n%a == 0 && n%b == 0) Code:
if(a%n == 0 && b%n == 0) Code:
for(n=1;;n++) Code:
for(n=1;a%n == 0 && b%n == 0;n++); Code:
int gcd(int a,int b) 
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Shabbir,
Least Common Multiple(L.C.M.) of 'a' and 'b' is the smallest number 'n' which is both perfectly divisible by 'a' as well as 'b'; i.e. n%a == 0 && n%b == 0. 
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Right said Satyan, even I was about to post the same.
Thanks Shabbir for the modified code for the loop. 
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The correct code would be: Code:
for(n=1;n%a != 0 && n%b != 0;n++); 
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thanks buddy.....this might short'n my calcutaion

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BlasterBlang, this is the third time I have been telling you to confine links to signatures only.

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ok...fine

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but link are not enable in signatures

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They will appear once on a page. You will see it on the seventh post of the thread.

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hey guys,
Was just interested if with the GCD function if its possible to find the GCD of 3 different numbers rather than just 2? Would be interested to see it. Thanks 
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helloo

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liked the way to do manipulations done in LCM and GCD programs

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hi everyone!
I have code following: You see and shift it Code:
struct ths 
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Offtopic comment:
Use code tag ([ code][/code ]) when you have code snippets in the post. 
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this is code in C++, how do you see ? ofcourse, Class in C++ is difficult. What way do you help me to express easy? 
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hi everybody!
Follow you, Can we do in swap 2 structs easier? Code:
tmp = ts[i] ; 
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You can swap the struct if they are addresses and not the objects can be done in that way unless they have the overloaded = operator.

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thank, but can we do easier for it ?
not tmp. 
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Lets see the performance.
:confused: Which is the fastest algorithm? :) GCM seems to be at most n :( LCM seems to be at most n*m :p so, if you do lcm(a,b) := (a*b)/gcm(a,b), you get a n complexity :eek: This is mathematics. 
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Swamp is the subject of another post:
http://www.go4expert.com/showthread.php?t=1732 
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clocking and shabbir are speaking of swaping variables.
This subject was already spoken in the other thread. Just that 
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:) hi !
thanks for your idea. But I only want someone tell me about that algorithm. Swapping is not difficult, but I'm interested in the easier way solving it. Code:
tmp = ts[i]; 
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Hi,
This is Bala. I want to know how to calculate GCD of many numbers, ex 2048 values. Please help. Thanks in advance. 
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Code:
int main() 
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can you please tell me when the loop will actually stop

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correct code is this 100% checked!
for(n=1;n%a != 0  n%b != 0;n++); return n 
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When I searched for lcm c++, this thread had the top two spots, so I figured that I'd join and put this here.
For finding the LCM (Least Common Multiple) of two integers, a and b, in C++, use: for(n=a;n%b != 0;n+=a); return n; For maximum speed, try to set it up so that the larger number is "a" and the smaller one is "b". The reasoning: The least common multiple (LCM) of two numbers, a and b, is the smallest number that is a multiple of "a" AND a multiple of "b". If we already know that the LCM is a multiple of "a", then why not count by "a"? When we count by "a", starting at "a", we are testing every number that is a multiple of "a" already, and only have to see if it is a multiple of "b" too. This code does just that. When "a", the number we're counting by, is larger than 1, the process will be much faster than with those other suggestions, because it's taking bigger steps (at the same speed per step) to get to the same solution. If "a" is a billion, then this will be at least a billion times faster than this: for(n=1;n%a != 0  n%b != 0;n++); return n; (even though both work) I hope this helps. 
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For lcm try this one:
int lcm(int a,int b) { int n; if(a<b) { n=a; a=b; b=n; } for(n=a;n%b!=0;n+=a) return n; }:happy: 
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After 8 posts I would have thought you would know about code blocks by now. USE THEM PLEASE.

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For lcm try this one:
Code:
int lcm(int a;int b) 
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i had written that function using blocks.i don't know what happened when i posted it.

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Added that for you now.

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thank you.

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Actually, I used the code on the first page to correct my code 'til I got it right. Needed this for a take home exam for C class.
Thanks, and in return I'll give you my code which might help someone. Code:
int gcd( int x, int y) { 
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Wouldn't this code also cover both cases of GCD whether your first variable is bigger or your second variable is bigger?
Code:
void gcd(int x, int y) 
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