Program to count number of common divisors of two numbers in Python

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Suppose we have two numbers a and b. We have to find how many positive integers are there, that are divisors to both a and b.

So, if the input is like a = 288 b = 240, then the output will be 10 because the common divisors are [1,2,3,4,6,8,12,16,24,48].

To solve this, we will follow these steps −

  • res := 0
  • for i in range 1 to gcd(a, b) + 1, do
    • if (a mod i) is 0 and (b mod i) is 0, then
      • res := res + 1
  • return res

Example

Let us see the following implementation to get better understanding −

from math import gcd

def solve(a, b):
   res = 0
   for i in range(1, gcd(a,b)+1):
      if (a % i) == 0 and (b % i) == 0:
         res += 1
   return res

a, b = 288, 240
print(solve(a, b))

Input

288, 240

Output

10
raja
Updated on 12-Oct-2021 14:04:06

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