In this program, we will discuss how to find the sum of the digits of a number using the python C++ language.

For example -

The number is 15423.

And the sum is 15.

We will discuss three ways to write the C++ program for it.

- By using the while loop.
- By using string.
- And by using recursion.

Let's discuss these ways one by one.

## C++ Programming Code to Find the Sum of the digits of a given number

### By using the loop (while loop)

In this method, we use the **while loop **to get the individual digit from the number, so that we can add them and store it in **sum** variable.

Here, we take the remainder of the number by dividing it by 10 then change the number to the number with removing the digit present at the unit place. We repeat this process in the while loop. And in every iteration, we sum up the remainder till the number becomes 0.

### Code:-

#include<iostream>
using namespace std;
int main() {
int num, sum = 0;
cout << "Enter the number : ";
cin >> num;
while (num != 0) {
sum = sum + num % 10;
num = num / 10;
}
cout << "The sum of the digits: "<< sum << endl;
}

### Output:-

Enter the number : 512548

The sum of the digits: 25

### By using string

In this program, we will store the number in **string**. And then with help of **for** loop traverse through every character in the string and convert that character to **int** so that we can add up the digits and store it in **sum** variable.

### Code:-

#include<iostream>
using namespace std;
int main() {
string num;
int sum = 0;
cout << "Enter the number : ";
cin >> num;
for(int i=0;i<num.size();i++){
sum += (num[i] - '0');
}
cout << "The sum of the digits: "<< sum << endl;
return 0;
}

### Output:-

Enter the number : 345

The sum of the digits: 12

### By using recursion

In this, we will define a recursive function **getDigitSum()**. This function will return the **sum of the digits**.

### Code:-

#include<iostream>
using namespace std;
int getDigitSum(int num) {
if(num == 0){
return 0;
}else{
return num%10 + getDigitSum(num/10);
}
}
int main() {
int num, sum = 0;
cout << "Enter the number : ";
cin >> num;
cout << "The sum of the digits: "<< getDigitSum(num) << endl;
}

### Output:-

Enter the number : 561495

The sum of the digits: 30