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help in understanding exactly where to apply modulo operator

Revision en2, by rprudhvi590, 2019-12-07 14:15:35
  • Given an integer n, find and return the n'th magic number
  • A magic number is defined as a number which can be expressed as a power of 7 or sum of unique powers of 7
  • First four magic numbers are  7 ,  49 ,  56 (7 + 49),  343,etc . constraint 1<=n<=pow(10,18) i have implemented the solution as follows:

but it gives me wrong answer,the only difference is that when calculating the value of add we need to apply mod;and the solution is as follows:

how will we know where to apply a mod operator..pls help.


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