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# Smallest power of 4 greater than or equal to N

• Last Updated : 14 Apr, 2021

Given an integer N, the task is to find the smallest power of four greater than or equal to N.

Examples:

Input: N = 12
Output: 16
24 = 16 which is the next required
greater number after 12.

Input: N = 81
Output: 81

Approach:

1. Find the fourth root of the given n.
2. Calculate its floor value using floor() function.
3. If n is itself a power of four then return n.
4. Else add 1 to the floor value.
5. Return the fourth power of that number.

Below is the implementation of the above approach:

## C++

 `// C++ implementation of above approach``#include ``using` `namespace` `std;` `// Function to return the smallest power``// of 4 greater than or equal to n``int` `nextPowerOfFour(``int` `n)``{``    ``int` `x = ``floor``(``sqrt``(``sqrt``(n)));` `    ``// If n is itself is a power of 4``    ``// then return n``    ``if` `(``pow``(x, 4) == n)``        ``return` `n;``    ``else` `{``        ``x = x + 1;``        ``return` `pow``(x, 4);``    ``}``}` `// Driver code``int` `main()``{``    ``int` `n = 122;``    ``cout << nextPowerOfFour(n);``    ``return` `0;``}`

## Java

 `// Java implementation of above approach``import` `java.util.*;``import` `java.lang.Math;``import` `java.io.*;` `class` `GFG``{``    ` `// Function to return the smallest power``// of 4 greater than or equal to n``static` `int` `nextPowerOfFour(``int` `n)``{``    ``int` `x = (``int``)Math.floor(Math.sqrt(Math.sqrt(n)));` `    ``// If n is itself is a power of 4``    ``// then return n``    ``if` `(Math.pow(x, ``4``) == n)``        ``return` `n;``    ``else` `{``        ``x = x + ``1``;``        ``return` `(``int``)Math.pow(x, ``4``);``    ``}``}` `// Driver code``public` `static` `void` `main (String[] args)``              ``throws` `java.lang.Exception``{``    ``int` `n = ``122``;``    ``System.out.println(nextPowerOfFour(n));``}``}` `// This code is contributed by nidhiva`

## Python3

 `# Python3 implementation of above approach``import` `math` `# Function to return the smallest power``# of 4 greater than or equal to n``def` `nextPowerOfFour(n):``    ``x ``=` `math.floor((n``*``*``(``1``/``2``))``*``*``(``1``/``2``));` `    ``# If n is itself is a power of 4``    ``# then return n``    ``if` `((x``*``*``4``) ``=``=` `n):``        ``return` `n;``    ``else``:``        ``x ``=` `x ``+` `1``;``        ``return` `(x``*``*``4``);` `# Driver code` `n ``=` `122``;``print``(nextPowerOfFour(n));` `# This code is contributed by Rajput-Ji`

## C#

 `// C# implementation of above approach``using` `System;``class` `GFG``{``    ` `// Function to return the smallest power``// of 4 greater than or equal to n``static` `int` `nextPowerOfFour(``int` `n)``{``    ``int` `x = (``int``)Math.Floor(Math.Sqrt(Math.Sqrt(n)));` `    ``// If n is itself is a power of 4``    ``// then return n``    ``if` `(Math.Pow(x, 4) == n)``        ``return` `n;``    ``else``    ``{``        ``x = x + 1;``        ``return` `(``int``)Math.Pow(x, 4);``    ``}``}` `// Driver code``public` `static` `void` `Main ()``{``    ``int` `n = 122;``    ``Console.WriteLine(nextPowerOfFour(n));``}``}` `// This code is contributed by anuj_67..`

## Javascript

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Output:
`256`

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