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Folks, I'll tell u how to calculate highest power of a number in any factorial.

Taking the above example 55 = 11x5 Since the highes power of 11 in any factorial will be less than the highest power of 5 it is just enough to calculate highest power of 11 in 274!

I think someone has already suggested a method to calculate highest power.

Let's look at one more way (The logic is same as mentioned earlier)

274/11 = 24 (don't worry about the remainder) 24/11 = 2 Add up now 24+2 = 26 will be the highest power of 11 in 274!

Let's look at one more example. Highest power of 5 in 350! 350/5 = 70 70/5 = 14 14/5 = 2 So 70+14+2 = 86 is the highes power of 5 in 350!. I guess the explanation is lucid _________________

Thanks Cicerone... thats a great and quick way to solve a problem like this... this should help shorten the time to calculate.

Can you post a link relevant to this calculation?

Thanks/

cicerone wrote:

Folks, I'll tell u how to calculate highest power of a number in any factorial.

Taking the above example 55 = 11x5 Since the highes power of 11 in any factorial will be less than the highest power of 5 it is just enough to calculate highest power of 11 in 274!

I think someone has already suggested a method to calculate highest power.

Let's look at one more way (The logic is same as mentioned earlier)

274/11 = 24 (don't worry about the remainder) 24/11 = 2 Add up now 24+2 = 26 will be the highest power of 11 in 274!

Let's look at one more example. Highest power of 5 in 350! 350/5 = 70 70/5 = 14 14/5 = 2 So 70+14+2 = 86 is the highes power of 5 in 350!. I guess the explanation is lucid