Greatest common divisor w/ the Euclidian algorithm

The Euclidian algorithm is being used in a Java function for finding the greatest common divisor. The simple function calls itself (recursion) until the greatest common divisor has been reached, at which point it is returned.

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  1. public int GCD(int x, int y)
  2. {
  3. if (y == 0)
  4. {
  5.  // When x % y is 0, we found the greatest common divisor
  6.  return x;
  7. }
  8. // Recursion
  9. return GCD(y, x % y);
  10. }
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