Resistance- How do i fix this code ?



This is the

[1] i have written for the [resistance][2] problem.

I have written recursive functions to calculate numerator and denominator. In the end I am reducing the fraction by recursively dividing numerator and denominator by their gcd until the gcd becomes 1.

As per the formula 1/R = 1/R1 + 1/R2 ,therefore at any given time 1/R(n) = 1/R(n-1) + 1/2 

where R(n) is the equivalent resistance when there are n blocks.
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Say  R(n-1) = A/B , thus 1/R(n) = B/A + 1/2 
Thus numerator of R(n) = 2*A and denominator = 2*B + A 

I have written two functions for calculating these.

    //numerator calculator

long  int num_calc(long  int n)

	return 1;
	else return 2*num_calc(n-1);

    //denominator calculator

long  int den_calc(long  int n)

	return 1;
	else return 2*den_calc(n-1) + num_calc(n-1);

After that I keep reducing the fraction by continuously, dividing numerator and denominator by their gcd, until the gcd is 1.

    //calculates the reduced form of the fraction
    //num is the numerator and den is the denominator in the code

void lowest_fraction(long  int a, long  int b)

	if(gcd(a, b)==1)
		num = a;
		den = b;
	else(lowest_fraction((a/gcd(a,b)), (b/gcd(a,b))));

It works for n<29 but I start getting errors when n >=29

Can anyone please suggest any fixes for the code ?



can you explain your logic clearly?