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Factorial

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Factorial

The factorial of a $n$ is the sum of the sequence of numbers leading up to $n$.

flowchart LR
n --*--> n1[n - 1] --*--> n2[n - 2] --*--> n3[n - 3] --*--> 2 --*--> 1

Meaning the factorial of 5 is 5 * 4 * 3 * 2 * 1 which equals 120.

So $factorial(n) = n * factorial(n - 1)$

Example Solution

defmodule Factorial do
  def of(1), do: 1
  def of(n) do
    n * of(n - 1)
  end
end

Our factorial function only needs to handle inputs above 1. Implement the Factorial module as documented below.

defmodule Factorial do
  @doc """
  Find the factorial of an integer.

  ## Examples

    iex> Factorial.of(1)
    1

    iex> Factorial.of(2)
    2

    iex> Factorial.of(3)
    6

    iex> Factorial.of(4)
    24
    
    iex> Factorial.of(5)
    120

    iex> Factorial.of(10)
    3628800
  """
  def of(n) do
  end
end

Commit Your Progress

DockYard Academy now recommends you use the latest Release rather than forking or cloning our repository.

Run git status to ensure there are no undesirable changes. Then run the following in your command line from the curriculum folder to commit your progress.

$ git add .
$ git commit -m "finish Factorial exercise"
$ git push

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