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Tool using the Kaprekar algorithm. It uses an integer N, and arranges its digits in ascending and descending order, before subtracting them.

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How to calculate Kaprekar sequence?

Kaprepar routine consists in forming integers N1, respectively N2, by arranging digits in ascending, respectively descending order. It forms then N = N2-N1 and repeat the process until a previous number is found.

Example: N = 7533, N1 = 3357, N2=7533, one replace N by 7533-3357=4176 N = 4176, N1 = 1467, N2=7641, one replace N by 7641-1467=6174 N = 6174, N1 = 1467, N2=7641, one replace N by N=7641-1467=6174, there is a loop on constant 6174, called Kaprekar Constant.

What are Kaprekar constants and Kaprekar loops?

Loops are repetition of values or constants that appears in the algorithm.

Number of digits

Constant/Loop

3

495

4

6174

5

53955, 59994 or 62964, 71973, 83952, 74943 or 61974, 82962, 75933, 63954

6

420876, 851742, 750843, 840852, 860832, 862632, 642654 or 631764 or 549945

43208766, 85317642, 75308643, 84308652, 86308632, 86326632, 64326654 or 64308654, 83208762, 86526432 or 97508421 or 63317664

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