Check if a number can be expressed as power in C++

C++Server Side ProgrammingProgramming

Here we will check whether we can represent a number as power, like ab or not. Suppose a number 125 is present. This can be represented as 53. Another number 91 cannot be represented as power of some integer value.

Algorithm

isRepresentPower(num):
Begin
   if num = 1, then return true
   for i := 2, i2 <= num, increase i by 1, do
      val := log(a)/log(i)
      if val – int(val) < 0.0000000001, then return true
   done
   return false
End

Example

 Live Demo

#include<iostream>
#include<cmath>
using namespace std;
bool isRepresentPower(int num) {
   if (num == 1)
   return true;
   for (int i = 2; i * i <= num; i++) {
      double val = log(num) / log(i);
      if ((val - (int)val) < 0.00000001)
      return true;
   }
   return false;
}
int main() {
   int n = 125;
   cout << (isRepresentPower(n) ? "Can be represented" : "Cannot be represented");
}

Output

Can be represented
raja
Published on 27-Sep-2019 12:01:32
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