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Problem 2431. Power Times (of the day)

Created by goc3 in Community

Many times throughout the day can represent mathematical equations. In this problem, we focus on times that represent powers. For example, 8:23 can be written as 8=2^3. Write a function that determines if the given time (restricted to three digits in 12-hour time, 1:00 to 9:59) is a power time. There are four types that are categorized here, and a given time can fit more than one category:

 - equation written forward, "=" doesn't coincide with ":" --> add 1 to output (e.g., 2:38)
 - equation written forward, "=" does coincide with ":" -- > add 100 to output (e.g., 8:23)
 - equation written backward, "=" doesn't coincide with ":" --> add 10 to output (e.g., 3:28)
 - equation written backward, "=" does coincide with ":" --> add 1000 to output (e.g., 9:23)

Examples of combination times include 4:22 (1100 since 4=2^2 and 2^2=4) and 1:31 (1001 since 1^3=1 and 1^3=1).

This problem is related to Problem 2432 and Problem 2433.

Solution Stats

66.0% Correct | 34.0% Incorrect
Last solution submitted on Apr 04, 2019

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