As with methods, a function can return a value. The type of value returned with the
return statement must be consistent with the return type declared for the function. A function declaration that starts like this
float kmh_to_mph (float km_speed)
begins the definition of a function
kmh_to_mph, which takes one
float argument called
km_speed and returns a floating-point value. Similarly,
int gcd (int u, int v)
defines a function called
gcd with integer arguments
v and returns an integer value.
Let’s rewrite the greatest common divisor algorithm used in Program 5.7 in function form. The two arguments to the function are the two numbers whose greatest common divisor (
gcd) you want to ...