In this article, we will see how to find GCD of 2 numbers in Python language. This article is part of our tech interview preparation series.
What is GCD?
GCD(Greatest common divisor) or HCF(Highest common factor) is common factor between 2 or more numbers which is divisible by both.
GCD of 4 and 6 is 2. Here both 4 and 6 have common factor 2.
GCD of 10,25,40 is 5
How to calculate GCD between 2 numbers?
To find our GCD between 2 numbers, you need to take factors of both numbers, and see the common factors. GCD is product of common factors.
For example : To calculate GCD of 4 and 6
Factor of 4 = 1,2,4
Factor of 6 = 1,2,3,6
Common factors= 1,2
How to find GCD between 2 number in Python
def getFactor(number): factors =  i=1 while(i<number+1): if(number%i==0): factors.append(i) i+=1 return factors def getCommon(a,b): c = [value for value in a if value in b] c.sort() c.reverse() return c def getGCD(num1,num2): if(num1==num2): return num1 if(num1%num2==0): return num2 if(num2%num1==0): return num1 factor_num1 = getFactor(num1) factor_num2 = getFactor(num2) return getCommon(factor_num1,factor_num2) print(getGCD(320,400))
In the article, you have seen how to find GCD between 2 or more number in Python.
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