# Calcualte Politeness of Number in Golang

See this interesting problem from GeeksforGeeks , and there is detailed description in Wikipedia.

The following comes from Wikipedia:

The politeness of a positive number is defined as the number of ways it can be expressed as the sum of consecutive integers. For instance, the politeness of 9 is 2 because it has two odd divisors, 3 and itself, and two polite representations

9 = 2 + 3 + 4 = 4 + 5;

The easy way to calculate the politeness also comes from Wikipedia:

An easy way of calculating the politeness of a positive number is that of decomposing the number into its prime factors, taking the powers of all prime factors greater than 2, adding 1 to all of them, multiplying the numbers thus obtained with each other and subtracting 1.

The following is implementation of above algorithm.

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```// Get all prime factors of a given number n
func PrimeFactors(n int) (pfs []int) {
// Get the number of 2s that divide n
for n%2 == 0 {
pfs = append(pfs, 2)
n = n / 2
}

// n must be odd at this point. so we can skip one element
// (note i = i + 2)
for i := 3; i*i <= n; i = i + 2 {
// while i divides n, append i and divide n
for n%i == 0 {
pfs = append(pfs, i)
n = n / i
}
}

// This condition is to handle the case when n is a prime number
// greater than 2
if n > 2 {
pfs = append(pfs, n)
}

return
}

// Algorithm from wiki: An easy way of calculating the politeness of a positive
// number is that of decomposing the number into its prime factors, taking the
// powers of all prime factors greater than 2, adding 1 to all of them,
// multiplying the numbers thus obtained with each other and subtracting 1.
func CalculatePoliteness(n int) int {
pfs := PrimeFactors(n)

// key: prime
// value: prime exponent
m := make(map[int]int)
for _, prime := range pfs {
_, ok := m[prime]
if ok {
m[prime] += 1
} else {
m[prime] = 1
}
}

politeness := 1
for prime, exponent := range m {
if prime > 2 {
politeness *= (exponent + 1)
}
}
politeness -= 1

return politeness
}
```

Test:

```import (
"testing"
)

func TestCalculatePoliteness(t *testing.T) {
if CalculatePoliteness(9) != 2 {
t.Error("politeness of 9 is not 2")
return
}
if CalculatePoliteness(15) != 3 {
t.Error("politeness of 15 is not 3")
return
}
if CalculatePoliteness(90) != 5 {
t.Error("politeness of 90 is not 5")
return
}
}
```

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