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Kaprekar Number

  • Difficulty Level : Hard
  • Last Updated : 16 Apr, 2021

A Kaprekar number is a number whose square when divided into two parts and such that sum of parts is equal to the original number and none of the parts has value 0. (Source : Wiki)
Given a number, the task is to check if it is Kaprekar number or not.
Examples: 
 

Input :  n = 45  
Output : Yes
Explanation : 452 = 2025 and 20 + 25 is 45
 
Input : n = 13
Output : No
Explanation : 132 = 169. Neither 16 + 9 nor 1 + 69 is equal to 13

Input  : n = 297  
Output : Yes
Explanation:  2972 = 88209 and 88 + 209 is 297

Input  : n = 10 
Output : No
Explanation:  102 = 100. It is not a Kaprekar number even if
sum of 100 + 0 is 100. This is because of the condition that 
none of the parts should have value 0.

 

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  1. Find square of n and count number of digits in square.
  2. Split square at different positions and see if sum of two parts in any split becomes equal to n.

Below is implementation of the idea.
 

C++




//C++ program to check if a number is Kaprekar number or not
#include<bits/stdc++.h>
using namespace std;
 
// Returns true if n is a Kaprekar number, else false
bool iskaprekar(int n)
{
    if (n == 1)
    return true;
 
    // Count number of digits in square
    int sq_n = n * n;
    int count_digits = 0;
    while (sq_n)
    {
        count_digits++;
        sq_n /= 10;
    }
 
    sq_n = n*n; // Recompute square as it was changed
 
    // Split the square at different poitns and see if sum
    // of any pair of splitted numbers is equal to n.
    for (int r_digits=1; r_digits<count_digits; r_digits++)
    {
        int eq_parts = pow(10, r_digits);
 
        // To avoid numbers like 10, 100, 1000 (These are not
        // Karprekar numbers
        if (eq_parts == n)
            continue;
 
        // Find sum of current parts and compare with n
        int sum = sq_n/eq_parts + sq_n % eq_parts;
        if (sum == n)
        return true;
    }
 
    // compare with original number
    return false;
}
 
// Driver code
int main()
{
cout << "Printing first few Kaprekar Numbers"
        " using iskaprekar()\n";
for (int i=1; i<10000; i++)
    if (iskaprekar(i))
        cout << i << " ";
    return 0;
}

Java




// Java program to check if a number is
// Kaprekar number or not
 
class GFG
{
    // Returns true if n is a Kaprekar number, else false
    static boolean iskaprekar(int n)
    {
        if (n == 1)
           return true;
      
        // Count number of digits in square
        int sq_n = n * n;
        int count_digits = 0;
        while (sq_n != 0)
        {
            count_digits++;
            sq_n /= 10;
        }
      
        sq_n = n*n; // Recompute square as it was changed
      
        // Split the square at different poitns and see if sum
        // of any pair of splitted numbers is equal to n.
        for (int r_digits=1; r_digits<count_digits; r_digits++)
        {
             int eq_parts = (int) Math.pow(10, r_digits);
      
             // To avoid numbers like 10, 100, 1000 (These are not
             // Karprekar numbers
             if (eq_parts == n)
                continue;
      
             // Find sum of current parts and compare with n
             int sum = sq_n/eq_parts + sq_n % eq_parts;
             if (sum == n)
               return true;
        }
      
        // compare with original number
        return false;
    }
     
    // Driver method
    public static void main (String[] args)
    {
        System.out.println("Printing first few Kaprekar Numbers" +
                             " using iskaprekar()");
         
        for (int i=1; i<10000; i++)
            if (iskaprekar(i))
                 System.out.print(i + " ");
    }
}

Python




# Python program to check if a number is Kaprekar number or not
 
import math
 
# Returns true if n is a Kaprekar number, else false
def iskaprekar( n):
    if n == 1 :
        return True
     
    #Count number of digits in square
    sq_n = n * n
    count_digits = 1
    while not sq_n == 0 :
        count_digits = count_digits + 1
        sq_n = sq_n / 10
     
    sq_n = n*# Recompute square as it was changed
     
    # Split the square at different poitns and see if sum
    # of any pair of splitted numbers is equal to n.
    r_digits = 0
    while r_digits< count_digits :
        r_digits = r_digits + 1
        eq_parts = (int) (math.pow(10, r_digits))
         
        # To avoid numbers like 10, 100, 1000 (These are not
        # Karprekar numbers
        if eq_parts == n :
            continue
         
        # Find sum of current parts and compare with n
         
        sum = sq_n/eq_parts + sq_n % eq_parts
        if sum == n :
            return True
     
    # compare with original number
    return False
     
# Driver method
i=1
while i<10000 :
    if (iskaprekar(i)) :
        print i," ",
    i = i + 1
# code contributed by Nikita Tiwari

C#




// C# program to check if a number is
// Kaprekar number or not
using System;
 
class GFG {
     
    // Returns true if n is a Kaprekar
    // number, else false
    static bool iskaprekar(int n)
    {
        if (n == 1)
            return true;
 
        // Count number of digits
        // in square
        int sq_n = n * n;
        int count_digits = 0;
        while (sq_n != 0) {
            count_digits++;
            sq_n /= 10;
        }
 
        // Recompute square as it was changed
        sq_n = n * n;
         
        // Split the square at different poitns
        // and see if sum of any pair of splitted
        // numbers is equal to n.
        for (int r_digits = 1; r_digits < count_digits;
                                            r_digits++)
        {
             
            int eq_parts = (int)Math.Pow(10, r_digits);
 
            // To avoid numbers like 10, 100, 1000
            // These are not Karprekar numbers
            if (eq_parts == n)
                continue;
 
            // Find sum of current parts and compare
            // with n
            int sum = sq_n / eq_parts + sq_n % eq_parts;
            if (sum == n)
                return true;
        }
 
        // compare with original number
        return false;
    }
 
    // Driver method
    public static void Main()
    {
         
        Console.WriteLine("Printing first few "
        + "Kaprekar Numbers using iskaprekar()");
 
        for (int i = 1; i < 10000; i++)
            if (iskaprekar(i))
                Console.Write(i + " ");
    }
}
 
// This code is contributed by vt_m.

PHP




<?php
// PHP program to check if a number
// is Kaprekar number or not
 
// Returns true if n is a Kaprekar
// number, else false
function iskaprekar($n)
{
    if ($n == 1)
    return true;
 
    // Count number of digits
    // in square
    $sq_n = $n * $n;
    $count_digits = 0;
    while ($sq_n)
    {
        $count_digits++;
        $sq_n = (int)($sq_n / 10);
    }
 
    $sq_n1 = $n * $n; // Recompute square
                      // as it was changed
 
    // Split the square at different
    // points and see if sum of any
    // pair of splitted numbers is equal to n.
    for ($r_digits = 1;
         $r_digits < $count_digits;
         $r_digits++)
    {
        $eq_parts = pow(10, $r_digits);
 
        // To avoid numbers like
        // 10, 100, 1000 (These are not
        // Karprekar numbers
        if ($eq_parts == $n)
            continue;
 
        // Find sum of current parts
        // and compare with n
        $sum = (int)($sq_n1 / $eq_parts) +
                     $sq_n1 % $eq_parts;
        if ($sum == $n)
        return true;
    }
 
    // compare with original number
    return false;
}
 
// Driver code
echo "Printing first few Kaprekar " .
      "Numbers using iskaprekar()\n";
for ($i = 1; $i < 10000; $i++)
    if (iskaprekar($i))
        echo $i . " ";
 
// This code is contributed by mits
?>

Javascript




<script>
 
// Javascript program to check if a number
// is Kaprekar number or not
 
// Returns true if n is a Kaprekar
// number, else false
function iskaprekar(n)
{
    if (n == 1)
    return true;
 
    // Count number of digits
    // in square
    let sq_n = n * n;
    let count_digits = 0;
    while (sq_n)
    {
        count_digits++;
        sq_n = parseInt(sq_n / 10);
    }
 
    let sq_n1 = n * n; // Recompute square
                    // as it was changed
 
    // Split the square at different
    // points and see if sum of any
    // pair of splitted numbers is equal to n.
    for (let r_digits = 1;
        r_digits < count_digits;
        r_digits++)
    {
        let eq_parts = Math.pow(10, r_digits);
 
        // To avoid numbers like
        // 10, 100, 1000 (These are not
        // Karprekar numbers
        if (eq_parts == n)
            continue;
 
        // Find sum of current parts
        // and compare with n
        let sum = parseInt((sq_n1 / eq_parts) +
                    sq_n1 % eq_parts);
        if (sum == n)
        return true;
    }
 
    // compare with original number
    return false;
}
 
// Driver code
document.write("Printing first few Kaprekar " +
    "Numbers using iskaprekar()<br>");
 
for (let i = 1; i < 10000; i++)
    if (iskaprekar(i))
        document.write(i + " ");
 
// This code is contributed by _saurabh_jaiswal
 
</script>

Output: 

Printing first few Kaprekar Numbers using iskaprekar()
1 9 45 55 99 297 703 999 2223 2728 4879 4950 5050 5292 7272 7777 9999 

Reference : 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaprekar_number
Related Article: 
Kaprekar Constant
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