Simple Program for Friend Function Using C++ Programming

Friend Function Definition:

If a function is friend function of a class, that friend function is not the actual member of the class.But which function has rights to access to all private and protected members (variables and functions).

For Better Understanding,

Simple Program for Friend Function Algorithm/Steps:

  • STEP 1:  Start the program.
  • STEP 2:  Declare the class name as Base with data members and member functions.
  • STEP 3:  The function get() is used to read the 2 inputs from the user.
  • STEP 4:  Declare the friend function mean(base ob) inside the class.
  • STEP 5:  Outside the class to define the friend function and do the following.
  • STEP 6:  Return the mean value (ob.val1+ob.val2)/2 as a float.
  • STEP 7:  Stop the program.

Simple Program for Friend Function


class base {
    int val1, val2;

    void get() {
        cout << "Enter two values:";
        cin >> val1>>val2;
    friend float mean(base ob);

float mean(base ob) {
    return float(ob.val1 + ob.val2) / 2;

void main() {
    base obj;
    cout << "\n Mean value is : " << mean(obj);

Sample Output

Enter two values: 10, 20
Mean Value is: 15