Writing a loop inside another loop is known as nested loop. Maximum level of nesting allowed in C++ is 256. We can write `while`

, `do...while`

, `for`

and range based for loop in a nested loop.

## Nested While Loop

The syntax of nested while loop is shown below

```
while (expression)
{
while (expression)
{
statement(s)
}
statement(s)
}
```

Below is an example of nested while loop

```
#include <iostream>
using namespace std;
int main ()
{
int i = 0;
while(i < 3)
{
int j = 0;
while(j < 5)
{
cout << "i = " << i << " and j = " << j << endl;
j++;
}
i++;
}
return 0;
}
```

Below is the output of above program

i = 0 and j = 0

i = 0 and j = 1

i = 0 and j = 2

i = 0 and j = 3

i = 0 and j = 4

i = 1 and j = 0

i = 1 and j = 1

i = 1 and j = 2

i = 1 and j = 3

i = 1 and j = 4

i = 2 and j = 0

i = 2 and j = 1

i = 2 and j = 2

i = 2 and j = 3

i = 2 and j = 4

## Nested Do-While Loop

The syntax of nested do...while loop is shown below

```
do
{
do
{
statement(s)
}while (expression)
statement(s)
}while (expression)
```

Below is an example of nested do...while loop

```
#include <iostream>
using namespace std;
int main ()
{
int i = 0;
do
{
int j = 0;
do
{
cout << "i = " << i << " and j = " << j << endl;
j++;
}while(j < 5);
i++;
}while(i < 3);
return 0;
}
```

Below is the output of above program

i = 0 and j = 0

i = 0 and j = 1

i = 0 and j = 2

i = 0 and j = 3

i = 0 and j = 4

i = 1 and j = 0

i = 1 and j = 1

i = 1 and j = 2

i = 1 and j = 3

i = 1 and j = 4

i = 2 and j = 0

i = 2 and j = 1

i = 2 and j = 2

i = 2 and j = 3

i = 2 and j = 4

## Nested For Loop

The syntax of nested for loop is shown below

```
for (initialization; termination; increment-decrement)
{
for (initialization; termination; increment-decrement)
{
statement(s)
}
statement(s)
}
```

Below is an example of nested for loop

```
#include <iostream>
using namespace std;
int main ()
{
for(int i = 0; i < 3; i++)
{
int j = 0;
for(int j = 0; j < 5; j++)
{
cout << "i = " << i << " and j = " << j << endl;
}
}
return 0;
}
```

Below is the output of above program

i = 0 and j = 0

i = 0 and j = 1

i = 0 and j = 2

i = 0 and j = 3

i = 0 and j = 4

i = 1 and j = 0

i = 1 and j = 1

i = 1 and j = 2

i = 1 and j = 3

i = 1 and j = 4

i = 2 and j = 0

i = 2 and j = 1

i = 2 and j = 2

i = 2 and j = 3

i = 2 and j = 4

## Nested Range-Based For Loop

The syntax of nested range-based for loop is shown below

```
for ( range_declaration : range_expression )
{
for ( range_declaration : range_expression )
{
statement(s);
}
statement(s);
}
```

Below is an example of nested for loop

```
#include <iostream>
using namespace std;
int main ()
{
int arr1[3] = {0,1,2};
int arr2[5] = {0,1,2,3,4};
for(int i : arr1)
{
for(int j : arr2)
{
cout << "i = " << i << " and j = " << j << endl;
}
}
return 0;
}
```

Below is the output of above program

i = 0 and j = 0

i = 0 and j = 1

i = 0 and j = 2

i = 0 and j = 3

i = 0 and j = 4

i = 1 and j = 0

i = 1 and j = 1

i = 1 and j = 2

i = 1 and j = 3

i = 1 and j = 4

i = 2 and j = 0

i = 2 and j = 1

i = 2 and j = 2

i = 2 and j = 3

i = 2 and j = 4

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