Implement Power Function InterviewBit Solution

Problem: Implement Power Function

Problem Description:

Implement pow(x, n) % d.

Note that remainders on division cannot be negative. In other words, make sure the answer you return is non-negative.

For Example

Input : x = 2, n = 3, d = 3 
Output : 2  
2^3 % 3 = 8 % 3 = 2.


The approach is pretty simple and straight forward.

Reduce y by half till it becomes 0, and each time square the x.

Whenever y is odd multiply x with the result, otherwise not.

Time & Space Complexity

Time complexity: O(logN), here N is y
Space complexity: O(1)


Code in C++