# Find number of factors of N when location of its two factors whose product is N is given

Given a and b which represents the location of two factors of N whose product is equal to the number N when the factors are arranged in ascending order. The task is to find the total number of factors of N.

Examples:

Input : a = 2, b = 3
Output : 4
N = 6
factors are {1, 2, 3, 6}
No of factors are 4

Input : a = 13, b = 36
Output : 48

## Recommended: Please try your approach on {IDE} first, before moving on to the solution.

Approach : The solution is based on observation.
Assume N = 50. Then N has 6 factors 1, 2, 5, 10, 25 and 50. On multiplying 1 and 50 will always give the value 50( N ). Also, by multiplying 2 and 25 gives us the value N, similarly by multiplying 5 and 10 we get the value N. So, here we can see that by multiplying two factors when arranged in an increasing order gives the value N. The multiplication must be done in a manner: 1st factor and the last factor on multiplication gives N, 2nd factor and 2nd last factor on multiplication gives N and so on.

With this pattern, we can find a way to calculate the number of factors. Say, the 1st and 4th factor on multiplication gives N. This means that there are 4 factors ( 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th ). If the product of 2nd and 3rd factor gives N then we can say there must be a factor in the 1st position and on the 4th position.

Therefore, the number of factors will be equal to a + b – 1.

Below is the implementation of the above approach:

## C++

 `// C++ program to implement ` `// the above problem ` `#include ` `using` `namespace` `std; ` ` `  `// Function to find the number of factors ` `void` `findFactors(``int` `a, ``int` `b) ` `{ ` `    ``int` `c; ` `    ``c = a + b - 1; ` ` `  `    ``// print the number of factors ` `    ``cout << c; ` `} ` ` `  `// Driver code ` `int` `main() ` `{ ` `    ``// initialize the factors position ` `    ``int` `a, b; ` `    ``a = 13; ` `    ``b = 36; ` ` `  `    ``findFactors(a, b); ` ` `  `    ``return` `0; ` `} `

## Java

 `// Java program to implement ` `// the above problem ` `class` `GFG  ` `{ ` ` `  `// Function to find the number of factors ` `static` `void` `findFactors(``int` `a, ``int` `b) ` `{ ` `    ``int` `c; ` `    ``c = a + b - ``1``; ` ` `  `    ``// print the number of factors ` `    ``System.out.print(c); ` `} ` ` `  `// Driver code ` `public` `static` `void` `main(String[] args) ` `{ ` `    ``// initialize the factors position ` `    ``int` `a, b; ` `    ``a = ``13``; ` `    ``b = ``36``; ` ` `  `    ``findFactors(a, b); ` `} ` `} ` ` `  `// This code is contributed by Princi Singh `

## Python3

 `# Python 3 program to implement ` `# the above problem ` ` `  `# Function to find the number of factors ` `def` `findFactors(a, b): ` `    ``c ``=` `a ``+` `b ``-` `1` ` `  `    ``# print the number of factors ` `    ``print``(c) ` ` `  `# Driver code ` `if` `__name__ ``=``=` `'__main__'``: ` `     `  `    ``# initialize the factors position ` `    ``a ``=` `13` `    ``b ``=` `36` `    ``findFactors(a, b) ` `     `  `# This code is contributed by ` `# Surendra_Gangwar `

## C#

 `// C# program to implement ` `// the above problem ` `using` `System; ` `     `  `class` `GFG  ` `{ ` ` `  `// Function to find the number of factors ` `static` `void` `findFactors(``int` `a, ``int` `b) ` `{ ` `    ``int` `c; ` `    ``c = a + b - 1; ` ` `  `    ``// print the number of factors ` `    ``Console.Write(c); ` `} ` ` `  `// Driver code ` `public` `static` `void` `Main(String[] args) ` `{ ` `    ``// initialize the factors position ` `    ``int` `a, b; ` `    ``a = 13; ` `    ``b = 36; ` ` `  `    ``findFactors(a, b); ` `} ` `} ` ` `  `// This code is contributed by PrinciRaj1992 `

Output:

```48
```

Time Complexity : O(1)

GeeksforGeeks has prepared a complete interview preparation course with premium videos, theory, practice problems, TA support and many more features. Please refer Placement 100 for details

My Personal Notes arrow_drop_up Check out this Author's contributed articles.

If you like GeeksforGeeks and would like to contribute, you can also write an article using contribute.geeksforgeeks.org or mail your article to contribute@geeksforgeeks.org. See your article appearing on the GeeksforGeeks main page and help other Geeks.

Please Improve this article if you find anything incorrect by clicking on the "Improve Article" button below.

Article Tags :
Practice Tags :

Be the First to upvote.

Please write to us at contribute@geeksforgeeks.org to report any issue with the above content.