Zio 2021 Q12

Is anyone having zio 2021 Q12 solution

24 is the answer

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I don’t remember the question (something like convert(11, *******, 2)) but the answer is 24.
We can backtrack from y to x, inverting the operations [subtract 1, multiply by k] to [add 1, divide by k] and moving towards x giving us the most optimal answer.

  • If y is divisible by k, y := y/k
  • If not, y := y+1
  • Add 1 to answer
  • Repeat till y = x