Jus S
11112008, 05:36 AM
Can someone break this down for me so I can understand what a factorial does?
I'm working with C and what I read doesn't make sense to me.
I'm working with C and what I read doesn't make sense to me.


View Full Version : Explain Function Factorial() Jus S 11112008, 05:36 AM Can someone break this down for me so I can understand what a factorial does? I'm working with C and what I read doesn't make sense to me. oesxyl 11112008, 05:56 AM Can someone break this down for me so I can understand what a factorial does? I'm working with C and what I read doesn't make sense to me. factorial(n) compute the product of all numbers from 1 to n: factorial(3) = 1*2*3 factorial(4) = 1*2*3*4 factorial(7) = 1*2*3*4*5*6*7 probably you learn about recursivity and need one of his property: factorial(n) = n * factorial(n1); best regards jmac555 11122008, 07:44 AM Just in case you were wondering what some applications of the Factorial function are, in maths n! (factorial) returns the number of ways that n number of objects can be arranged. For example there are 7 possibilities that can go in the first place, then 6 that can go in the second spot, and so forth. Hope this helped happy coding. 
 
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