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Find the count of numbers that can be formed using digits 3, 4 only and having length at max N.
  • Last Updated : 25 Mar, 2021

Given a number N. Find the count of such numbers that can be formed using digits 3 and 4 only and having length at max N.
Examples: 
 

Input : N = 2
Output : 6
Explanation : 3, 4, 33, 34, 43, 44 
are numbers having length 2 and digits 3 and 4 only.

Input : N = 1
Output : 2
Explanation : 3, 4 are the only such numbers.

 

Approach : There are 2 numbers of length 1. They are 3 and 4. There are 4 numbers of length 2. They are 33, 34, 43 and 44. There are 8 such numbers of length 3. They are 333, 334, 343, 344, 433, 434, 443, 444. For each addition of 1 to the length, the number of numbers is increased times 2. 
It is easy to prove: to any number of the previous length one can append 3 or 4, so one number of the previous length creates two numbers of the next length.
So for the length N the amount of such numbers of the length exactly N is 2*N. But in the problem, we need the number of numbers of length not greater than N. Let’s sum up them. 21 = 2, 21 + 22 = 2 + 4 = 6, 21 + 22 + 23 = 2 + 4 + 8 = 14, 21 + 22 + 23 + 24 = 2 + 4 + 8 + 16 = 30. 
One can notice that the sum of all previous powers of two is equal to the next power of two minus the first power of two. So the answer to the problem is 2N+1 – 2.
Below is the implementation of the above approach : 
 

C++




// Cpp program to find the count of numbers that
// can be formed using digits 3, 4 only and
// having length at max N.
#include <bits/stdc++.h>
using namespace std;
 
// Function to find the count of numbers that
// can be formed using digits 3, 4 only and
// having length at max N.
long long numbers(int n)
{
    return (long long)(pow(2, n + 1)) - 2;
}
 
// Driver code
int main()
{
    int n = 2;
 
    cout << numbers(n);
 
    return 0;
}

Java




// Java program to find the count of numbers that
// can be formed using digits 3, 4 only and
// having length at max N.
 
class GFG
{
     
// Function to find the count of numbers that
// can be formed using digits 3, 4 only and
// having length at max N.
static long numbers(int n)
{
    return (long)(Math.pow(2, n + 1)) - 2;
}
 
// Driver code
public static void main(String args[])
{
    int n = 2;
 
    System.out.println( numbers(n));
}
}
 
// This code is contributed by Arnab Kundu

Python3




# Python3 program to find the count of
# numbers that can be formed using digits
# 3, 4 only and having length at max N.
 
# Function to find the count of numbers
# that can be formed using digits 3, 4
# only and having length at max N.
def numbers(n):
    return pow(2, n + 1) - 2
 
# Driver code
n = 2
print(numbers(n))
 
# This code is contributed
# by Shrikant13

C#




// C# program to find the count of numbers that
// can be formed using digits 3, 4 only and
// having length at max N.
using System;
 
class GFG
{
     
// Function to find the count of numbers that
// can be formed using digits 3, 4 only and
// having length at max N.
static long numbers(int n)
{
    return (long)(Math.Pow(2, n + 1)) - 2;
}
 
// Driver code
static void Main()
{
    int n = 2;
 
    Console.WriteLine( numbers(n));
}
}
 
// This code is contributed by mits

PHP




<?php
// PHP program to find the count of
// numbers that can be formed using
// digits 3, 4 only and having length
// at max N.
 
// Function to find the count of numbers
// that can be formed using digits 3, 4 only
// and having length at max N.
function numbers($n)
{
    return (pow(2, $n + 1)) - 2;
}
 
// Driver code
$n = 2;
 
echo numbers($n);
 
// This code is contributed
// by Akanksha Rai
?>

Javascript




<script>
// javascript program to find the count of numbers that
// can be formed using digits 3, 4 only and
// having length at max N.
    // Function to find the count of numbers that
    // can be formed using digits 3, 4 only and
    // having length at max N.
    function numbers(n) {
        return  (Math.pow(2, n + 1)) - 2;
    }
 
    // Driver code
     
        var n = 2;
 
        document.write(numbers(n));
 
// This code is contributed by Princi Singh
</script>
Output: 
6

 

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