Introduction to Vampire Number and its implementation using python.
In mathematics, a vampire number (or true vampire number) is a composite natural number v, with an even number of digits n, that can be factored into two integers x and y each with n/2 digits and not both with trailing zeroes, where v contains precisely all the digits from x and from y, in any order, counting multiplicity. x and y are called the fangs. [Source Wiki]
- 1260 is a vampire number, with 21 and 60 as fangs, since 21 × 60 = 1260.
- 126000 (which can be expressed as 21 × 6000 or 210 × 600) is not, as 21 and 6000 do not have the correct length, and both 210 and 600 have trailing zeroes
The vampire numbers are:
1260, 1395, 1435, 1530, 1827, 2187, 6880, 102510, 104260, 105210, 105264, 105750, 108135, 110758, 115672, 116725, 117067, 118440, 120600, 123354, 124483, 125248, 125433, 125460, 125500, … (sequence A014575 in the OEIS)
There are many known sequences of infinitely many vampire numbers following a pattern, such as:
1530 = 30×51, 150300 = 300×501, 15003000 = 3000×5001, …
Condition for a number to be Vampire Number:
- Has a pair number of digits. Lets call the number of digits : n
- You can obtain the number by multiplying two integers, x and y, each with n/2 digits. x and y are the fangs.
- Both fangs cannot end simultaneously in 0.
- The number can be made with all digits from x and y, in any order and only using each digit once.
if digitcount is odd return false if digitcount is 2 return false for A = each permutation of length digitcount/2 selected from all the digits, for B = each permutation of the remaining digits, if either A or B starts with a zero, continue if both A and B end in a zero, continue if A*B == the number, return true
1260, 1395, 1435, 1530, 1827, 2187, 6880,
Refer to numberphile for more details:
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