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Count numbers that don’t contain 3
  • Difficulty Level : Hard
  • Last Updated : 13 Jun, 2019

Given a number n, write a function that returns count of numbers from 1 to n that don’t contain digit 3 in their decimal representation.

Examples:

Input: n = 10
Output: 9 

Input: n = 45
Output: 31 
// Numbers 3, 13, 23, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 
// 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 43 contain digit 3. 

Input: n = 578
Output: 385

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Solution:
We can solve it recursively. Let count(n) be the function that counts such numbers.

'msd' --> the most significant digit in n 
'd'   --> number of digits in n.

count(n) = n if n < 3

count(n) = n - 1 if 3 <= n  10 and msd is not 3

count(n) = count( msd * (10^(d-1)) - 1) 
           if n > 10 and msd is 3
Let us understand the solution with n = 578. 
count(578) = 4*count(99) + 4 + count(78)
The middle term 4 is added to include numbers 
100, 200, 400 and 500.

Let us take n = 35 as another example.  
count(35) = count (3*10 - 1) = count(29)

C++




#include <bits/stdc++.h>
using namespace std;
  
/* returns count of numbers which are 
in range from 1 to n and don't contain 3 
as a digit */
int count(int n) 
    // Base cases (Assuming n is not negative) 
    if (n < 3) 
        return n; 
    if (n >= 3 && n < 10) 
        return n-1; 
  
    // Calculate 10^(d-1) (10 raise to the power d-1) where d is 
    // number of digits in n. po will be 100 for n = 578 
    int po = 1; 
    while (n/po > 9) 
        po = po*10; 
  
    // find the most significant digit (msd is 5 for 578) 
    int msd = n/po; 
  
    if (msd != 3) 
        // For 578, total will be 4*count(10^2 - 1) + 4 + count(78) 
        return count(msd)*count(po - 1) + count(msd) + count(n%po); 
    else
        // For 35, total will be equal to count(29) 
        return count(msd*po - 1); 
  
// Driver code 
int main() 
    cout << count(578) << " "
    return 0; 
  
// This code is contributed by rathbhupendra


C




#include <stdio.h>
  
/* returns count of numbers which are in range from 1 to n and don't contain 3 
   as a digit */
int count(int n)
{
    // Base cases (Assuming n is not negative)
    if (n < 3)
        return n;
    if (n >= 3 && n < 10)
       return n-1;
  
    // Calculate 10^(d-1) (10 raise to the power d-1) where d is
    // number of digits in n. po will be 100 for n = 578
    int po = 1;
    while (n/po > 9)
        po = po*10;
  
    // find the most significant digit (msd is 5 for 578)
    int msd = n/po;
  
    if (msd != 3)
      // For 578, total will be 4*count(10^2 - 1) + 4 + count(78)
      return count(msd)*count(po - 1) + count(msd) + count(n%po);
    else
      // For 35, total will be equal to count(29)
      return count(msd*po - 1);
}
  
// Driver program to test above function
int main()
{
    printf ("%d ", count(578));
    return 0;
}


Java




// Java program to count numbers that not contain 3
import java.io.*;
  
class GFG 
{
    // Function that returns count of numbers which 
    // are in range from 1 to n 
    // and not contain 3 as a digit
    static int count(int n)
    {
        // Base cases (Assuming n is not negative)
        if (n < 3)
            return n;
        if (n >= 3 && n < 10)
            return n-1;
   
        // Calculate 10^(d-1) (10 raise to the power d-1) where d is
        // number of digits in n. po will be 100 for n = 578
        int po = 1;
        while (n/po > 9)
            po = po*10;
   
        // find the most significant digit (msd is 5 for 578)
        int msd = n/po;
   
        if (msd != 3)
            // For 578, total will be 4*count(10^2 - 1) + 4 + count(78)
            return count(msd)*count(po - 1) + count(msd) + count(n%po);
        else
            // For 35, total will be equal to count(29)
            return count(msd*po - 1);
    }
      
    // Driver program
    public static void main (String[] args) 
    {
        int n = 578;
        System.out.println(count(n));
    }
}
  
// Contributed by Pramod Kumar


Python




# Python program to count numbers upto n that don't contain 3
  
# Returns count of numbers which are in range from 1 to n
# and don't contain 3 as a digit
def count(n):
      
    # Base Cases ( n is not negative)
    if n < 3:
        return n
    elif n >= 3 and n < 10:
        return n-1
          
    # Calculate 10^(d-1) ( 10 raise to the power d-1 ) where d
    # is number of digits in n. po will be 100 for n = 578
      
    po = 1
    while n/po > 9:
        po = po * 10
      
    # Find the MSD ( msd is 5 for 578 )
    msd = n/po
      
    if msd != 3:
        # For 578, total will be 4*count(10^2 - 1) + 4 + ccount(78)
        return count(msd) * count(po-1) + count(msd) + count(n%po)
    else:
        # For 35 total will be equal to count(29)
        return count(msd * po - 1)
          
# Driver Program
n = 578
print count(n)
  
# Contributed by Harshit Agrawal


C#




// C# program to count numbers that not
// contain 3
using System;
  
class GFG {
      
    // Function that returns count of 
    // numbers which are in range from 
    // 1 to n and not contain 3 as a
    // digit
    static int count(int n)
    {
          
        // Base cases (Assuming n is 
        // not negative)
        if (n < 3)
            return n;
        if (n >= 3 && n < 10)
            return n-1;
  
        // Calculate 10^(d-1) (10 raise 
        // to the power d-1) where d is
        // number of digits in n. po will
        // be 100 for n = 578
        int po = 1;
          
        while (n / po > 9)
            po = po * 10;
  
        // find the most significant 
        // digit (msd is 5 for 578)
        int msd = n / po;
  
        if (msd != 3)
          
            // For 578, total will be
            // 4*count(10^2 - 1) + 4 +
            // count(78)
            return count(msd) * count(po - 1) 
                + count(msd) + count(n % po);
        else
          
            // For 35, total will be equal 
            // to count(29)
            return count(msd * po - 1);
    }
      
    // Driver program
    public static void Main () 
    {
        int n = 578;
          
        Console.Write(count(n));
    }
}
  
// This code is contributed by Sam007.


PHP




<?php
/* returns count of numbers which are in range 
from 1 to n and don't contain 3 as a digit */
function count1($n)
{
      
    // Base cases (Assuming n is not negative)
    if ($n < 3)
        return $n;
    if ($n >= 3 && $n < 10)
        return $n-1;
  
    // Calculate 10^(d-1) (10 raise to the 
    // power d-1) where d is number of digits 
    // in n. po will be 100 for n = 578
    $po = 1;
    for($x = intval($n/$po); $x > 9; $x = intval($n/$po))
        $po = $po*10;
  
    // find the most significant digit (msd is 5 for 578)
    $msd = intval($n / $po);
  
    if ($msd != 3)
      
    // For 578, total will be 4*count(10^2 - 1)
    // + 4 + count(78)
    return count1($msd) * count1($po - 1) +
                count1($msd) + count1($n%$po);
    else
      
    // For 35, total will be equal to count(29)
    return count1($msd*$po - 1);
}
  
// Driver program to test above function
    echo count1(578);
  
// This code is contributed by mits.
?>



Output:

385

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