There is an array A[N] of N numbers. You have to compose an array Output[N] such that Output[i] will be equal to multiplication of all the elements of A[N] except A[i]. For example Output[0] will be multiplication of A[1] to A[N-1] and Output[1] will be multiplication of A[0] and from A[2] to A[N-1].

Solve it without division operator and in O(n).

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With Division operator, this would be a piece of cake…

Pa1

Easy, one can use that a = exp(ln(a)) or a = 10^log(a).

This pseudocode solution needs all A[i] to be nonzero:

TMP := 0

SN := 1

FOR i=0 TO N-1

TMP := TMP + ln( abs( A[i] ) )

SN := SN*sgn( A[i] )

END

FOR i=0 TO N-1

OUT[i] := TMP – ln( abs( A[i] ) )

OUT[i] := OUT[i]*SN*sgn( A[i] )

END

Where “ln” is the natural logarithm, “abs” is the absolute value and “sgn” is the sign.

This should work, though I didn’t test it.

Greetings, Esu

@Esu,

What if one of the array element is zero ?

Also, what is the complexity of ur algo ?

– Pa1