Hamza Mohammed Hamza Mohammed - 26 days ago 16
Java Question

How do I write a superfactorial program?


Write a program to calculate and print the super factorial of a number using a for loop. The factorial of a number is the product of all integers up to and including that number, so the factorial of 4 (written as 4!) is 4*3*2*1= 24.

The super factorial is the product of all factorials up to and including that factorial.

4!!=4!*3!*2!*1!


I found "factorial" using the following code:

import java.util.Scanner;
public class superfactorial {

public static void main(String[] args) {
// TODO Auto-generated method stub
Scanner input = new Scanner (System.in);

// number whose factorial to be found
int number;
// prompting input
System.out.print("Enter number: ");
number = input.nextInt();

int factorial = factorial(number);

System.out.printf("the factorial of %d is %d", number , factorial);
}

// method that calculates the factorial
public static int factorial (int n){
int output = 1;
for (int i=1; i <= n; i++) {
output = output * i;
}
return output;
}
}

Answer

The most important line in your factorial method is this line:

output = output * i;

You multiply output by i where i is an integer that keeps increasing by one.

What's the difference between a superfactorial and a normal factorial? To evaluate a superfactorial, you multiply output not by i, but by the factorial of i, right?

So just do it! I have already explained the whole thing to you! Just create a new method called superfactorial, copy all the stuff from the factorial method and change this line:

output = output * i;

to this:

output = output * factorial(i);
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