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BigInteger: strange problem
Randall Twede
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Jul 30, 2012 13:03:33
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i finally found a formula for solving euler116. it worked fine using longs and a smaller input but i had to change to
BigInteger
. the result is strange. i have these lines of code
BigInteger
count = BigInteger.ZERO;
BigInteger
quotient = num.divide(den);
System.out.println(quotient);
count.add(quotient);
System.out.println(count);
it prints out (for example)
9
0
how is this possible???
if quotient is 9 and count starts out being 0 it should print out 9!!!
i can post entire code if necessary
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Randall Twede
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Jul 30, 2012 13:16:24
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here is entire code
import java.math.BigInteger; class Euler119 implements Problem { final int spaces = 10; BigInteger count = BigInteger.ZERO; public String solve() { ways(2); BigInteger answer = count; //ways(3); //answer.add(BigInteger.valueOf(count)); //ways(3); //answer.add(BigInteger.valueOf(count)); return answer.toString(); } //b = 50(L*c) //(c+b)! / c!b! private void ways(int size) { for( int tiles = 1; tiles <= spaces / size; tiles++) { BigInteger num = factorial(tiles + (spaces  size * tiles)); System.out.println(num); BigInteger den = factorial(tiles).multiply(factorial(spaces  size * tiles)); System.out.println(den); BigInteger quotient = num.divide(den); System.out.println(quotient); count.add(quotient); System.out.println(count); } } private BigInteger factorial(long number) { BigInteger answer = BigInteger.ONE; for(long i = 1; i <= number; i++) { BigInteger next = BigInteger.valueOf(i); answer = answer.multiply(next); } return answer; } public String getMessage() { return "test"; } }
it prints out
362880
40320
9
0
40320
1440
28
0
5040
144
35
0
720
48
15
0
120
120
1
0
Randall Twede
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Jul 30, 2012 13:24:49
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never mind. this is the second time i made this mistake.
should be count = count.add(quotient);
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