C Program to add two fractions

CServer Side ProgrammingProgramming

Given with the input as fraction i.e. a/b and c/d where a, b, c and d can be any integer values other than 0 and the task is to add these two fraction to generate their final sum.

Fractions are represented by −

  • a / b, where a is known as numerator and b is known as denominator.
  • a and b can have any numeric values but b can have any numeric value other than 0.
  • Sum of two fractions is represented as a / b + c / d, and the rule for adding the two terms is that their denominator must be equal and if they are not equal they should be made equal and then only addition can be performed.

Example

Input-: 1/4 + 2/12
Output-: 5/12
Since both the fractions denominators are unequal so to make them equal either GCD or LCM can be calculated. So in this case by multiplying the denominator which is 4 by 3 we can make them equal
(1 * 3) / (4 * 3) = 3 / 12
Add both the terms: 3 / 12 + 2 / 12 = 5 / 12
Input-: 1/4 + 2/4
Output-: 3/4
Since both the terms have same denominator they can be directly added

Algorithm

In function int gcd(int a, int b)
Step 1-> If a == 0 then,
   return b
Step 2-> Return gcd(b%a, a)
In function void smallest(int &den3, int &n3)
   Step 1-> Declare and initialize common_factor as gcd(n3,den3)
   Step 2-> Set den3 = den3/common_factor
   Step 3-> Set n3 = n3/common_factor
In Function void add_frac(int n1, int den1, int n2, int den2, int &n3, int &den3)
   Step 1-> Set den3 = gcd(den1,den2)
   Step 2-> Set den3 = (den1*den2) / den3
   Step 3-> Set n3 = (n1)*(den3/den1) + (n2)*(den3/den2)
   Step 4-> Call function smallest(den3,n3)
In Function int main()
   Step 1-> Declare and initialize n1=1, den1=4, n2=2, den2=12, den3, n3
   Step 2-> Call add_frac(n1, den1, n2, den2, n3, den3)
   Step 3-> Print the values of n1, den1, n2, den2, n3, den3

Example

#include <stdio.h>
int gcd(int a, int b) {
   if (a == 0)
      return b;
   return gcd(b%a, a);
}
void smallest(int &den3, int &n3) {
   // Finding gcd of both terms
   int common_factor = gcd(n3,den3);
   den3 = den3/common_factor;
   n3 = n3/common_factor;
}
void add_frac(int n1, int den1, int n2, int den2, int &n3, int &den3) {
   // to find the gcd of den1 and den2
   den3 = gcd(den1,den2);
    // LCM * GCD = a * b
   den3 = (den1*den2) / den3;
   // Changing the inputs to have same denominator
   // Numerator of the final fraction obtained
   n3 = (n1)*(den3/den1) + (n2)*(den3/den2);
   smallest(den3,n3);
}
// Driver program
int main() {
   int n1=1, den1=4, n2=2, den2=12, den3, n3;
   add_frac(n1, den1, n2, den2, n3, den3);
   printf("%d/%d + %d/%d = %d/%d\n", n1, den1, n2, den2, n3, den3);
   return 0;
}

Output

1/4 + 2/12 = 5/12
raja
Published on 18-Oct-2019 15:55:49
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