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# Largest number with maximum trailing nines which is less than N and greater than N-D

• Last Updated : 03 May, 2021

Given two numbers N and D. The task is to find out the largest number smaller than or equal to N which contains the maximum number of trailing nines and the difference between N and the number should not be greater than D
Examples:

```Input: N = 1029, D = 102
Output: 999
1029 has 1 trailing nine while 999 has three
trailing nine.Also 1029-999 = 30(which is less than 102).

Input: N = 10281, D = 1
Output: 10281```

A naive approach will be to iterate from N till N-D and find the number with the largest number of trailing nines.
An efficient approach can be found by some key observations. One key observation for this problem is that the largest number smaller than N ending with at least say(K) nines is

[n – (n MOD 10^k) – 1]

Traverse all possible values of k starting from total no of digits of N to 1, and check whether d > n% . If no such value is obtained, the final answer will be N itself. Otherwise, check for the answer using the above observation.
Below is the implementation of the above approach.

## C++

 `// CPP to implement above function``#include ``using` `namespace` `std;` `// It's better to use long long``// to handle big integers``#define ll long long` `// function to count no of digits``ll dig(ll a)``{``    ``ll count = 0;``    ``while` `(a > 0) {``        ``a /= 10;``        ``count++;``    ``}``    ``return` `count;``}` `// function to implement above approach``void` `required_number(ll num, ll n, ll d)``{``    ``ll i, j, power, a, flag = 0;``    ``for` `(i = num; i >= 1; i--) {``        ``power = ``pow``(10, i);``        ``a = n % power;` `        ``// if difference between power``        ``// and n doesn't exceed d``        ``if` `(d > a) {``            ``flag = 1;``            ``break``;``        ``}``    ``}``    ``if` `(flag) {``        ``ll t = 0;` `        ``// loop to build a number from the``        ``// appropriate no of digits containing only 9``        ``for` `(j = 0; j < i; j++) {``            ``t += 9 * ``pow``(10, j);``        ``}` `        ``// if the build number is``        ``// same as original number(n)``        ``if` `(n % power == t)``            ``cout << n;``        ``else` `{` `            ``// observation``            ``cout << n - (n % power) - 1;``        ``}``    ``}``    ``else``        ``cout << n;``}` `// Driver Code``int` `main()``{``    ``ll n = 1029, d = 102;` `    ``// variable that stores no of digits in n``    ``ll num = dig(n);``    ``required_number(num, n, d);``    ``return` `0;``}`

## Java

 `// Java code to implement above function``import` `java.io.*;`` ` `class` `GFG {``    ` `// It's better to use long``// to handle big integers``// function to count no. of digits``static` `long` `dig(``long` `a)``{``    ``long` `count = ``0``;``    ``while` `(a > ``0``)``    ``{``        ``a /= ``10``;``        ``count++;``    ``}``    ``return` `count;``}`` ` `// function to implement above approach`` ``static` `void` `required_number(``long` `num, ``long` `n, ``long` `d)``{``    ``long` `i, j, power=``1``, a, flag = ``0``;``    ``for` `(i = num; i >= ``1``; i--)``    ``{``        ``power = (``long``)Math.pow(``10``, i);``        ``a = n % power;`` ` `        ``// if difference between power``        ``// and n doesn't exceed d``        ``if` `(d > a)``        ``{``            ``flag = ``1``;``            ``break``;``        ``}``    ``}``    ` `    ``if` `(flag>``0``)``    ``{``        ``long` `t = ``0``;`` ` `        ``// loop to build a number from the``        ``// appropriate no of digits containing``        ``// only 9``        ``for` `(j = ``0``; j < i; j++)``        ``{``            ``t += ``9` `* Math.pow(``10``, j);``        ``}`` ` `        ``// if the build number is``        ``// same as original number(n)``        ``if` `(n % power == t)``            ``System.out.print( n);``            ` `        ``else` `{`` ` `            ``// observation``            ``System.out.print( n - (n % power) - ``1``);``        ``}``    ``}``    ``else``        ``System.out.print(n);``}`` ` `    ``// Driver Code``    ``public` `static` `void` `main (String[] args)``    ``{``        ``long` `n = ``1029``, d = ``102``;``     ` `        ``// variable that stores no``        ``// of digits in n``        ``long` `num = dig(n);``        ``required_number(num, n, d);``    ``}``}`` ` `// This code is contributed by chandan_jnu`

## Python3

 `# Python3 to implement above function` `# function to count no of digits``def` `dig(a):``    ``count ``=` `0``;``    ``while` `(a > ``0``):``        ``a ``/``=` `10``        ``count``+``=``1``    ``return` `count`  `# function to implement above approach``def` `required_number(num, n, d):``    ``flag ``=` `0``    ``power``=``0``    ``a``=``0``    ``for` `i ``in` `range``(num,``0``,``-``1``):``        ``power ``=` `pow``(``10``, i)``        ``a ``=` `n ``%` `power``        ` `        ``# if difference between power``        ``# and n doesn't exceed d``        ` `        ``if` `(d > a):``            ``flag ``=` `1``            ``break``    ``if``(flag):``        ``t``=``0``        ``# loop to build a number from the``        ``# appropriate no of digits containing only 9``        ``for` `j ``in` `range``(``0``,i):``            ``t ``+``=` `9` `*` `pow``(``10``, j)``        ` `        ``# if the build number is``        ``# same as original number(n)``        ``if``(n ``%` `power ``=``=``t):``            ``print``(n,end``=``"")``        ``else``:``            ``# observation``            ``print``((n ``-` `(n ``%` `power) ``-` `1``),end``=``"")``    ``else``:``        ``print``(n,end``=``"")``# Driver Code` `if` `__name__ ``=``=` `"__main__"``:``    ``n ``=` `1029``    ``d ``=` `102` `# variable that stores no of digits in n``    ``num ``=` `dig(n)``    ``required_number(num, n, d)` `# this code is contributed by mits`

## C#

 `// C# code to implement``// above function``using` `System;` `class` `GFG``{``    ` `// It's better to use long``// to handle big integers``// function to count no. of digits``static` `long` `dig(``long` `a)``{``    ``long` `count = 0;``    ``while` `(a > 0)``    ``{``        ``a /= 10;``        ``count++;``    ``}``    ``return` `count;``}` `// function to implement``// above approach``static` `void` `required_number(``long` `num,``                            ``long` `n,``                            ``long` `d)``{``    ``long` `i, j, power = 1, a, flag = 0;``    ``for` `(i = num; i >= 1; i--)``    ``{``        ``power = (``long``)Math.Pow(10, i);``        ``a = n % power;` `        ``// if difference between power``        ``// and n doesn't exceed d``        ``if` `(d > a)``        ``{``            ``flag = 1;``            ``break``;``        ``}``    ``}``    ` `    ``if` `(flag > 0)``    ``{``        ``long` `t = 0;` `        ``// loop to build a number``        ``// from the appropriate no``        ``// of digits containing only 9``        ``for` `(j = 0; j < i; j++)``        ``{``            ``t += (``long``)(9 * Math.Pow(10, j));``        ``}` `        ``// if the build number is``        ``// same as original number(n)``        ``if` `(n % power == t)``            ``Console.Write( n);``            ` `        ``else``        ``{` `            ``// observation``            ``Console.Write(n - (n % power) - 1);``        ``}``    ``}``    ``else``        ``Console.Write(n);``}` `    ``// Driver Code``    ``public` `static` `void` `Main()``    ``{``        ``long` `n = 1029, d = 102;``    ` `        ``// variable that stores``        ``// no. of digits in n``        ``long` `num = dig(n);``        ``required_number(num, n, d);``    ``}``}` `// This code is contributed``// by chandan_jnu`

## PHP

 ` 0)``    ``{``        ``\$a` `= (int)(``\$a` `/ 10);``        ``\$count``++;``    ``}``    ``return` `\$count``;``}` `// function to implement above approach``function` `required_number(``\$num``, ``\$n``, ``\$d``)``{``    ``\$flag` `= 0;``    ``for` `(``\$i` `= ``\$num``; ``\$i` `>= 1; ``\$i``--)``    ``{``        ``\$power` `= pow(10, ``\$i``);``        ``\$a` `= ``\$n` `% ``\$power``;` `        ``// if difference between power``        ``// and n doesn't exceed d``        ``if` `(``\$d` `> ``\$a``)``        ``{``            ``\$flag` `= 1;``            ``break``;``        ``}``    ``}``    ``if` `(``\$flag``)``    ``{``        ``\$t` `= 0;` `        ``// loop to build a number from the``        ``// appropriate no of digits containing only 9``        ``for` `(``\$j` `= 0; ``\$j` `< ``\$i``; ``\$j``++)``        ``{``            ``\$t` `+= 9 * pow(10, ``\$j``);``        ``}` `        ``// if the build number is``        ``// same as original number(n)``        ``if` `(``\$n` `% ``\$power` `== ``\$t``)``            ``echo` `\$n``;``        ``else``        ``{` `            ``// observation``            ``echo` `(``\$n` `- (``\$n` `% ``\$power``) - 1);``        ``}``    ``}``    ``else``        ``echo` `\$n``;``}` `// Driver Code``\$n` `= 1029;``\$d` `= 102;` `// variable that stores no of``// digits in n``\$num` `= dig(``\$n``);``required_number(``\$num``, ``\$n``, ``\$d``);` `// This code is contributed by mits``?>`

## Javascript

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Output:
`999`

Time Complexity:O(no of digits)

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