# Representation of a number in powers of other

Given two numbers w and m, we need to determine whether it is possible to represent m in terms of powers of w. The powers of number w can be added or subtracted to obtain m and each powers of w can be used only once .**Examples:**

Input : 3 7 Output : Yes As 7 = 9 - 3 + 1 (3^2 - 3^1 + 3^0 ) so it is possible . Input : 100 50 Output : No As 50 is less than 100 so we can never represent it in the powers of 100 .

Here we have to represent m in terms of powers of w used only once so it can be shown through the following equation . **c0 + c1*w^1 + c2*w^2 + … = m —— (Equation 1)**

Where each c0, c1, c2 … are either **-1** (for subtracting that power of w ), **0** (not using that power of w ), **1** (for adding that power of w ) .**=> c1*w^1 + c2*w^2 + … = m – c0 ****=> w(c1 + c2*w^1 + c3*w^2 + … ) = m – c0 ****=> c1 + c2*w^1 + c3*w^2 + … = (m – c0)/w —— (Equation 2)**

Now, notice equation 1 and equation 2 — we are trying to solve the same problem all over again. So we have to recurse till m > 0 . For such a solution to exist (m â€” ci) must be a multiple of w, where ci is the coefficient of the equation . The ci can be -1, 0, 1 . So we have to check for all three possibilities **( ( m – 1 ) % w == 0), ( ( m + 1 ) % w == 0) and ( m % w == 0) **. If it is not, then there will not be any solution.

## C++

`// CPP program to check if m can be represented` `// as powers of w.` `#include <bits/stdc++.h>` `using` `namespace` `std;` `bool` `asPowerSum(` `int` `w, ` `int` `m)` `{` ` ` `while` `(m) {` ` ` `if` `((m - 1) % w == 0) ` ` ` `m = (m - 1) / w;` ` ` `else` `if` `((m + 1) % w == 0) ` ` ` `m = (m + 1) / w;` ` ` ` ` `else` `if` `(m % w == 0) ` ` ` `m = m / w;` ` ` ` ` `else` ` ` `break` `; ` `// None of 3 worked.` ` ` `}` ` ` `// If m is not zero means, it can't be ` ` ` `// represented in terms of powers of w.` ` ` `return` `(m == 0);` `}` `// Driver code` `int` `main()` `{` ` ` `int` `w = 3, m = 7;` ` ` `if` `(asPowerSum(w, m))` ` ` `cout << ` `"Yes"` `<< endl;` ` ` `else` ` ` `cout << ` `"No"` `<< endl;` ` ` `return` `0;` `}` |

## Java

`// Java program to check if m can ` `// be represented as powers of w.` `class` `GFG` `{` ` ` `static` `boolean` `asPowerSum(` `int` `w, ` `int` `m)` ` ` `{` ` ` `while` `(m > ` `0` `) ` ` ` `{` ` ` `if` `((m - ` `1` `) % w == ` `0` `) ` ` ` `m = (m - ` `1` `) / w;` ` ` ` ` `else` `if` `((m + ` `1` `) % w == ` `0` `) ` ` ` `m = (m + ` `1` `) / w;` ` ` ` ` `else` `if` `(m % w == ` `0` `) ` ` ` `m = m / w;` ` ` ` ` `else` ` ` `break` `; ` `// None of 3 worked.` ` ` `}` ` ` ` ` `// If m is not zero means, it can't be ` ` ` `// represented in terms of powers of w.` ` ` `return` `(m == ` `0` `);` ` ` `} ` ` ` ` ` `// Driver function` ` ` `public` `static` `void` `main (String[] args)` ` ` `{` ` ` `int` `w = ` `3` `, m = ` `7` `;` ` ` `if` `(asPowerSum(w, m))` ` ` `System.out.println(` `"Yes"` `);` ` ` `else` ` ` `System.out.println(` `"No"` `); ` ` ` `}` `}` `// This code is contributed by Anant Agarwal.` |

## Python3

`# Python3 program to check if m can ` `# be represented as powers of w.` `def` `asPowerSum(w, m):` ` ` `while` `(m > ` `0` `):` ` ` `if` `((m ` `-` `1` `) ` `%` `w ` `=` `=` `0` `):` ` ` `m ` `=` `(m ` `-` `1` `) ` `/` `w;` ` ` ` ` `elif` `((m ` `+` `1` `) ` `%` `w ` `=` `=` `0` `):` ` ` `m ` `=` `(m ` `+` `1` `) ` `/` `w;` ` ` ` ` `elif` `(m ` `%` `w ` `=` `=` `0` `):` ` ` `m ` `=` `m ` `/` `w;` ` ` ` ` `else` `:` ` ` `break` `; ` `# None of 3 worked.` ` ` ` ` `# If m is not zero means, it can't be` ` ` `# represented in terms of powers of w.` ` ` `return` `(m ` `=` `=` `0` `);` `# Driver code` `w ` `=` `3` `; ` `m ` `=` `7` `;` `if` `(asPowerSum(w, m)):` ` ` `print` `(` `"Yes"` `);` `else` `:` ` ` `print` `(` `"No"` `);` `# This code is contributed by mits` |

## C#

`// C# program to check if ` `// m can be represented` `// as powers of w.` `using` `System;` `class` `GFG` `{` ` ` `static` `bool` `asPowerSum(` `int` `w, ` ` ` `int` `m)` ` ` `{` ` ` `while` `(m > 0) ` ` ` `{` ` ` `if` `((m - 1) % w == 0) ` ` ` `m = (m - 1) / w;` ` ` ` ` `else` `if` `((m + 1) % w == 0) ` ` ` `m = (m + 1) / w;` ` ` ` ` `else` `if` `(m % w == 0) ` ` ` `m = m / w;` ` ` ` ` `else` ` ` `break` `; ` `// None of 3 worked.` ` ` `}` ` ` ` ` `// If m is not zero means, ` ` ` `// it can't be represented` ` ` `// in terms of powers of w.` ` ` `return` `(m == 0);` ` ` `} ` ` ` ` ` `// Driver Code` ` ` `static` `public` `void` `Main ()` ` ` `{` ` ` `int` `w = 3, m = 7;` ` ` `if` `(asPowerSum(w, m))` ` ` `Console.WriteLine(` `"Yes"` `);` ` ` `else` ` ` `Console.WriteLine(` `"No"` `); ` ` ` `}` `}` `// This code is contributed ` `// by akt_mit.` |

## PHP

`<?php` `// PHP program to check if m can ` `// be represented as powers of w.` `function` `asPowerSum(` `$w` `, ` `$m` `)` `{` ` ` `while` `(` `$m` `) ` ` ` `{` ` ` `if` `((` `$m` `- 1) % ` `$w` `== 0) ` ` ` `$m` `= (` `$m` `- 1) / ` `$w` `;` ` ` `else` `if` `((` `$m` `+ 1) % ` `$w` `== 0) ` ` ` `$m` `= (` `$m` `+ 1) / ` `$w` `;` ` ` ` ` `else` `if` `(` `$m` `% ` `$w` `== 0) ` ` ` `$m` `= ` `$m` `/ ` `$w` `;` ` ` ` ` `else` ` ` `break` `; ` `// None of 3 worked.` ` ` `}` ` ` `// If m is not zero means, it can't be ` ` ` `// represented in terms of powers of w.` ` ` `return` `(` `$m` `== 0);` `}` `// Driver code` `$w` `= 3; ` `$m` `= 7;` `if` `(asPowerSum(` `$w` `, ` `$m` `))` ` ` `echo` `"Yes\n"` `;` `else` ` ` `echo` `"No\n"` `;` `// This code is contributed by mits` `?>` |

## Javascript

`<script>` `// Javascript program to check if m can ` `// be represented as powers of w.` ` ` `function` `asPowerSum(w, m)` ` ` `{` ` ` `while` `(m > 0) ` ` ` `{` ` ` `if` `((m - 1) % w == 0) ` ` ` `m = (m - 1) / w;` ` ` ` ` `else` `if` `((m + 1) % w == 0) ` ` ` `m = (m + 1) / w;` ` ` ` ` `else` `if` `(m % w == 0) ` ` ` `m = m / w;` ` ` ` ` `else` ` ` `break` `; ` `// None of 3 worked.` ` ` `}` ` ` ` ` `// If m is not zero means, it can't be ` ` ` `// represented in terms of powers of w.` ` ` `return` `(m == 0);` ` ` `} ` ` ` `// Driver code` ` ` `let w = 3, m = 7;` ` ` `if` `(asPowerSum(w, m))` ` ` `document.write(` `"Yes"` `);` ` ` `else` ` ` `document.write(` `"No"` `);` ` ` ` ` `// This code is contributed by sanjoy_62.` `</script>` |

**Output:**

Yes