# Program to check whether number is a sum of powers of three in Python

Suppose we have a number n, we have to check whether it is possible to represent n as the sum of distinct powers of three or not. An integer y is said to be power of three if there exists an integer x such that y = 3^x.

So, if the input is like n = 117, then the output will be True because 117 = 3^4 + 3^3 + 3^2 + = 81 + 27 + 9.

To solve this, we will follow these steps −

• for i in range 16 to 0, decrease by 1, do

• if n >= 3^i , then

• n := n - 3^i

• if n > 0, then

• return False

• return True

## Example

Let us see the following implementation to get better understanding −

def solve(n):
for i in range(16, -1, -1):
if n >= pow(3,i):
n -= pow(3,i)

if n > 0:
return False

return True

n = 117
print(solve(n))

## Input

117


## Output

True