# Maximize count of sheets possible by repeatedly reducing its area to half

Given two integers **A** and **B**, representing the length and the breadth of a sheet, the task is to find the **maximum **number of sheets that can be generated from it by repeatedly reducing the area to half until it is not divisible by **2**.

**Examples:**

Input: A = 5, B = 10Output: 2Explanation:

- Initial Area = 5 * 10. Count = 0.
- Area / 2 = 5 * 5. Count = 2.

Input: A = 1, B = 8Output: 8

**Approach: **Follow the steps below to solve the problem:

- Calculate the total area of the initial sheet provided.
- Now, keep dividing the area of the sheet by
**2**until it becomes odd. - After every division, increase the count to twice its value.
- Finally, print the count obtained.

Below is the implementation of the above approach:

## C++

`// C++ program for the above approach` `#include <bits/stdc++.h>` `using` `namespace` `std;` `// Function to calculate the` `// maximum number of sheets` `// possible by given operations` `int` `maxSheets(` `int` `A, ` `int` `B)` `{` ` ` `int` `area = A * B;` ` ` `// Initial count of sheets` ` ` `int` `count = 1;` ` ` `// Keep dividing the` ` ` `// sheets into half` ` ` `while` `(area % 2 == 0) {` ` ` `// Reduce area by half` ` ` `area /= 2;` ` ` `// Increase count by twice` ` ` `count *= 2;` ` ` `}` ` ` `return` `count;` `}` `// Driver Code` `int` `main()` `{` ` ` `int` `A = 5, B = 10;` ` ` `cout << maxSheets(A, B);` ` ` `return` `0;` `}` |

## Java

`// Java program for the above approach` `import` `java.util.*;` `class` `GFG` `{` ` ` `// Function to calculate the` ` ` `// maximum number of sheets` ` ` `// possible by given operations` ` ` `static` `int` `maxSheets(` `int` `A, ` `int` `B)` ` ` `{` ` ` `int` `area = A * B;` ` ` `// Initial count of sheets` ` ` `int` `count = ` `1` `;` ` ` `// Keep dividing the` ` ` `// sheets into half` ` ` `while` `(area % ` `2` `== ` `0` `)` ` ` `{` ` ` `// Reduce area by half` ` ` `area /= ` `2` `;` ` ` `// Increase count by twice` ` ` `count *= ` `2` `;` ` ` `}` ` ` `return` `count;` ` ` `}` ` ` `// Driver Code` ` ` `public` `static` `void` `main(String args[])` ` ` `{` ` ` `int` `A = ` `5` `, B = ` `10` `;` ` ` `System.out.println(maxSheets(A, B));` ` ` `}` `}` `// This code is contributed by jana_sayantan.` |

## Python3

`# Python program for the above approach` `# Function to calculate the` `# maximum number of sheets` `# possible by given operations` `def` `maxSheets( A, B):` ` ` `area ` `=` `A ` `*` `B` ` ` `# Initial count of sheets` ` ` `count ` `=` `1` ` ` `# Keep dividing the` ` ` `# sheets into half` ` ` `while` `(area ` `%` `2` `=` `=` `0` `):` ` ` `# Reduce area by half` ` ` `area ` `/` `/` `=` `2` ` ` `# Increase count by twice` ` ` `count ` `*` `=` `2` ` ` `return` `count` `# Driver Code` `A ` `=` `5` `B ` `=` `10` `print` `(maxSheets(A, B))` `# This code is contributed by rohitsingh07052.` |

## C#

`// C# program for the above approach` `using` `System;` `class` `GFG` `{` ` ` `// Function to calculate the` ` ` `// maximum number of sheets` ` ` `// possible by given operations` ` ` `static` `int` `maxSheets(` `int` `A, ` `int` `B)` ` ` `{` ` ` `int` `area = A * B;` ` ` `// Initial count of sheets` ` ` `int` `count = 1;` ` ` `// Keep dividing the` ` ` `// sheets into half` ` ` `while` `(area % 2 == 0)` ` ` `{` ` ` `// Reduce area by half` ` ` `area /= 2;` ` ` `// Increase count by twice` ` ` `count *= 2;` ` ` `}` ` ` `return` `count;` ` ` `}` ` ` `// Driver Code` ` ` `public` `static` `void` `Main()` ` ` `{` ` ` `int` `A = 5, B = 10;` ` ` `Console.WriteLine(maxSheets(A, B));` ` ` `}` `}` `// This code is contributed by chitranayal.` |

## Javascript

`<script>` ` ` `// Javascript program for the above approach` ` ` ` ` `// Function to calculate the` ` ` `// maximum number of sheets` ` ` `// possible by given operations` ` ` `function` `maxSheets(A, B)` ` ` `{` ` ` `let area = A * B;` ` ` `// Initial count of sheets` ` ` `let count = 1;` ` ` `// Keep dividing the` ` ` `// sheets into half` ` ` `while` `(area % 2 == 0) {` ` ` `// Reduce area by half` ` ` `area /= 2;` ` ` `// Increase count by twice` ` ` `count *= 2;` ` ` `}` ` ` `return` `count;` ` ` `}` ` ` `// Driver Code` ` ` ` ` `let A = 5, B = 10;` ` ` `document.write(maxSheets(A, B));` ` ` `</script>` ` ` |

**Output:**

2

**Time Complexity: **O(log_{2}(A * B))**Auxiliary Space: **O(1)