how we can find divisors of any number

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use sieve of erathos

Hi,

Looping from 1 to N-1 would yield a O(N) algorithm and when N can go as high as 10^12 you will get in trouble. For that, you can use an algorithm which takes advantage of the fact that sqrt(N^2) = N.

This means that if you loop from i = 1 to int(sqrt(N)) you can find all the divisors like this:

If i divides N, then it’s a divisor. Then, you can also add to the list the value N/i, which will also be a divisor.

This yields an O(sqrt(N)) algorithm.

Best,

Bruno

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