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Problem 1833. Usage of java.math : Add, Multiply, Pow

Created by Richard Zapor

This challenge is an introduction to the wonderful word of java.math that allows unlimited precision calculations. The primary reference sites are Java Math, Java BigDecimal, and Java BigInteger.

The usage of BigDecimal functions add, multiply, and pow will be tested.

Java Math tutorial: (Simplified summary that is believed correct)

vd-decimal value, vstr-string, vi-integer value 
xBD=java.math.BigDecimal(vd);  % valid vd,vstr,vi creates xBD a BigDecimal variable
import java.math.*;  % simplifies statements
xBD=BigDecimal(vstr);
x2pwrBD=xBD.pow(vi); % Invalid: vd,vstr,BD
xplusyBD=xBD.add(BigDecimal(y)); % add input requires BD type
xmultiplyzBD=xBD.multiply(BigDecimal(z));  % multiply input requires BD type
To convert java to string of unlimited length can be achieved via java toString or Matlab char
xstr=toString(xBD)  or xstr=char(xBD) 

Input: X,Y, function_case [X,Y double or str, function 1:X+Y, 2:X*Y, 3: X^Y(double)

Output: z (char variable)

Future Challenges:

1. nchoosek_large (full precision)
2. Next Prime
3. factor_large

4. Factorial

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Last solution submitted on Jul 01, 2014

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