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Find the smallest number whose digits multiply to a given number n
• Difficulty Level : Medium
• Last Updated : 08 Mar, 2021

Given a number ‘n’, find the smallest number ‘p’ such that if we multiply all digits of ‘p’, we get ‘n’. The result ‘p’ should have minimum two digits.
Examples:

```Input:  n = 36
Output: p = 49
// Note that 4*9 = 36 and 49 is the smallest such number

Input:  n = 100
Output: p = 455
// Note that 4*5*5 = 100 and 455 is the smallest such number

Input: n = 1
Output:p = 11
// Note that 1*1 = 1

Input: n = 13
Output: Not Possible```

For a given n, following are the two cases to be considered.
Case 1: n < 10 When n is smaller than 10, the output is always n+10. For example for n = 7, the output is 17. For n = 9, output is 19.
Case 2: n >= 10 Find all factors of n which are between 2 and 9 (both inclusive). The idea is to start searching from 9 so that the number of digits in the result is minimized. For example, 9 is preferred over 33 and 8 is preferred over 24.
Store all found factors in an array. The array would contain digits in non-increasing order, so finally print the array in reverse order.
Following is the implementation of above concept.

## C++

 `#include``using` `namespace` `std;` `// Maximum number of digits in output``#define MAX 50` `// prints the smallest number``// whose digits multiply to n``void` `findSmallest(``int` `n)``{``    ``int` `i, j = 0;``    ` `    ``// To store digits of result``    ``// in reverse order``    ``int` `res[MAX];` `    ``// Case 1: If number is smaller than 10``    ``if` `(n < 10)``    ``{``        ``cout << n + 10;``        ``return``;``    ``}` `    ``// Case 2: Start with 9 and``    ``// try every possible digit``    ``for` `(i = 9; i > 1; i--)``    ``{``        ``// If current digit divides n, then store all``        ``// occurrences of current digit in res``        ``while` `(n % i == 0)``        ``{``            ``n = n / i;``            ``res[j] = i;``            ``j++;``        ``}``    ``}` `    ``// If n could not be broken``    ``// in form of digits (prime factors``    ``// of n are greater than 9)``    ``if` `(n > 10)``    ``{``        ``cout << ``"Not possible"``;``        ``return``;``    ``}` `    ``// Print the result array in reverse order``    ``for` `(i = j - 1; i >= 0; i--)``        ``cout << res[i];``}` `// Driver Code``int` `main()``{``    ``findSmallest(7);``    ``cout << ``"\n"``;` `    ``findSmallest(36);``    ``cout << ``"\n"``;` `    ``findSmallest(13);``    ``cout << ``"\n"``;` `    ``findSmallest(100);``    ``return` `0;``}` `// This code is contributed by Code_Mech`

## C

 `#include` `// Maximum number of digits in output``#define MAX 50` `// prints the smallest number whose digits multiply to n``void` `findSmallest(``int` `n)``{``    ``int` `i, j=0;``    ``int` `res[MAX]; ``// To sore digits of result in reverse order` `    ``// Case 1: If number is smaller than 10``    ``if` `(n < 10)``    ``{``        ``printf``(``"%d"``, n+10);``        ``return``;``    ``}` `    ``// Case 2: Start with 9 and try every possible digit``    ``for` `(i=9; i>1; i--)``    ``{``        ``// If current digit divides n, then store all``        ``// occurrences of current digit in res``        ``while` `(n%i == 0)``        ``{``            ``n = n/i;``            ``res[j] = i;``            ``j++;``        ``}``    ``}` `    ``// If n could not be broken in form of digits (prime factors of n``    ``// are greater than 9)``    ``if` `(n > 10)``    ``{``        ``printf``(``"Not possible"``);``        ``return``;``    ``}` `    ``// Print the result array in reverse order``    ``for` `(i=j-1; i>=0; i--)``        ``printf``(``"%d"``, res[i]);``}` `// Driver program to test above function``int` `main()``{``    ``findSmallest(7);``    ``printf``(``"\n"``);` `    ``findSmallest(36);``    ``printf``(``"\n"``);` `    ``findSmallest(13);``    ``printf``(``"\n"``);` `    ``findSmallest(100);``    ``return` `0;``}`

## Java

 `// Java program to find the smallest number whose``// digits multiply to a given number n` `import` `java.io.*;` `class` `Smallest``{``    ``// Function to prints the smallest number whose``    ``// digits multiply to n``    ``static` `void` `findSmallest(``int` `n)``    ``{``        ``int` `i, j=``0``;``        ``int` `MAX = ``50``;``        ``// To sore digits of result in reverse order``        ``int``[] res = ``new` `int``[MAX];`` ` `        ``// Case 1: If number is smaller than 10``        ``if` `(n < ``10``)``        ``{``            ``System.out.println(n+``10``);``            ``return``;``        ``}`` ` `        ``// Case 2: Start with 9 and try every possible digit``        ``for` `(i=``9``; i>``1``; i--)``        ``{``            ``// If current digit divides n, then store all``            ``// occurrences of current digit in res``            ``while` `(n%i == ``0``)``            ``{``                ``n = n/i;``                ``res[j] = i;``                ``j++;``            ``}``        ``}`` ` `        ``// If n could not be broken in form of digits (prime factors of n``        ``// are greater than 9)``        ``if` `(n > ``10``)``        ``{``            ``System.out.println(``"Not possible"``);``            ``return``;``        ``}`` ` `        ``// Print the result array in reverse order``        ``for` `(i=j-``1``; i>=``0``; i--)``            ``System.out.print(res[i]);``        ``System.out.println();``    ``}``    ` `    ``// Driver program``    ``public` `static` `void` `main (String[] args)``    ``{``        ``findSmallest(``7``);``        ``findSmallest(``36``);``        ``findSmallest(``13``);``        ``findSmallest(``100``);``    ``}``}` `// Contributed by Pramod Kumar`

## Python

 `# Python code to find the smallest number``# whose digits multiply to give n` `# function to print the smallest number whose``# digits multiply to n``def` `findSmallest(n):``    ``# Case 1 - If the number is smaller than 10``    ``if` `n < ``10``:``        ``print` `n``+``10``        ``return``    ` `    ``# Case 2 - Start with 9 and try every possible digit``    ``res ``=` `[] ``# to sort digits``    ``for` `i ``in` `range``(``9``,``1``,``-``1``):``        ``# If current digit divides n, then store all``        ``# occurrences of current digit in res``        ``while` `n ``%` `i ``=``=` `0``:``            ``n ``=` `n ``/` `i``            ``res.append(i)``    ` `    ``# If n could not be broken in the form of digits``    ``# prime factors of  n are greater than 9``    ` `    ``if` `n > ``10``:``        ``print` `"Not Possible"``        ``return``        ` `    ``# Print the number from result array in reverse order``    ``n ``=` `res[``len``(res)``-``1``]``    ``for` `i ``in` `range``(``len``(res)``-``2``,``-``1``,``-``1``):``        ``n ``=` `10` `*` `n ``+` `res[i]``    ``print` `n``    ` `# Driver Code``findSmallest(``7``)` `findSmallest(``36``)` `findSmallest(``13``)` `findSmallest(``100``)` `# This code is contributed by Harshit Agrawal`

## C#

 `// C# program to find the smallest number whose``// digits multiply to a given number n``using` `System;` `class` `GFG {``    ` `    ``// Function to prints the smallest number``    ``// whose digits multiply to n``    ``static` `void` `findSmallest(``int` `n)``    ``{``        ` `        ``int` `i, j=0;``        ``int` `MAX = 50;``        ` `        ``// To sore digits of result in``        ``// reverse order``        ``int` `[]res = ``new` `int``[MAX];` `        ``// Case 1: If number is smaller than 10``        ``if` `(n < 10)``        ``{``            ``Console.WriteLine(n + 10);``            ``return``;``        ``}` `        ``// Case 2: Start with 9 and try every``        ``// possible digit``        ``for` `(i = 9; i > 1; i--)``        ``{``            ` `            ``// If current digit divides n, then``            ``// store all occurrences of current``            ``// digit in res``            ``while` `(n % i == 0)``            ``{``                ``n = n / i;``                ``res[j] = i;``                ``j++;``            ``}``        ``}` `        ``// If n could not be broken in form of``        ``// digits (prime factors of n``        ``// are greater than 9)``        ``if` `(n > 10)``        ``{``            ``Console.WriteLine(``"Not possible"``);``            ``return``;``        ``}` `        ``// Print the result array in reverse order``        ``for` `(i = j-1; i >= 0; i--)``            ``Console.Write(res[i]);``            ` `        ``Console.WriteLine();``    ``}``    ` `    ``// Driver program``    ``public` `static` `void` `Main ()``    ``{``        ``findSmallest(7);``        ``findSmallest(36);``        ``findSmallest(13);``        ``findSmallest(100);``    ``}``}` `// This code is contributed by nitin mittal.`

## PHP

 ` 1; ``\$i``--)``    ``{``        ` `        ``// If current digit divides``        ``// n, then store all``        ``// occurrences of current``        ``// digit in res``        ``while` `(``\$n` `% ``\$i` `== 0)``        ``{``            ``\$n` `= ``\$n` `/ ``\$i``;``            ``\$res``[``\$j``] = ``\$i``;``            ``\$j``++;``        ``}``    ``}` `    ``// If n could not be broken``    ``// in form of digits``    ``// (prime factors of n``    ``// are greater than 9)``    ``if` `(``\$n` `> 10)``    ``{``        ``echo` `"Not possible"``;``        ``return``;``    ``}` `    ``// Print the result``    ``// array in reverse order``    ``for` `(``\$i` `= ``\$j` `- 1; ``\$i` `>= 0; ``\$i``--)``        ``echo` `\$res``[``\$i``];``}` `    ``// Driver Code``    ``findSmallest(7);``    ``echo` `"\n"``;` `    ``findSmallest(36);``    ` `    ``echo` `"\n"``;` `    ``findSmallest(13);``    ``echo` `"\n"``;` `    ``findSmallest(100);` `// This code is contributed by ajit``?>`

## Javascript

 ``

Output:

```17
49
Not possible
455 ```

This article is contributed by Ashish Bansal. Please write comments if you find anything incorrect, or you want to share more information about the topic discussed above

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