# Maximum sum after repeatedly dividing N by a divisor in C++

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In this problem, we are given an integer N. Our task is to create a program that will find the maximum sum after repeatedly dividing N by a divisor in C++.

Program description − we will divide the number N recursively until it becomes one and then sum up all the divisors and find the maximum of all divisors.

Let’s take an example to understand the problem,

Input − N = 12

Output − 22

Explanation − let’s divide the number recursively and find the sum.

Division 1: 12/2 = 6
Division 2: 6/2 = 3
Division 3: 3/3 = 1
Sum = 12+6+3+1 = 22

To solve this problem, we will find the maximum sum by making the maximum of the individual values by dividing N by the smallest divisor of N.

## Example

Program to illustrate the working our solution,

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#include <bits/stdc++.h>
using namespace std;
int smallestDivisor(int n){
int mx = sqrt(n);
for (int i = 2; i <= mx; i++)
if (n % i == 0)
return i;
return n;
}
int calculateMaxSum(int n) {
long long maxSum = n;
while (n > 1) {
int divisor = smallestDivisor(n);
n /= divisor;
maxSum += n;
}
return maxSum;
}
int main(){
int N = 12;
cout<<"The maximum sum after repeatedly dividing "<<N<<" by divisor is "<<calculateMaxSum(N);
return 0;
}

## Output

The maximum sum after repeatedly dividing 12 by divisor is 22
Published on 30-Jan-2020 12:11:34