# JavaScript: Power of four

## JavaScript Math: Exercise-108 with Solution

Write a JavaScript program to check whether a given integer is a power of four or not.

In arithmetic and algebra, the fourth power of a number n is the result of multiplying four instances of n together. So: n^{4} = n × n × n × n

Fourth powers are also formed by multiplying a number by its cube. Furthermore, they are squares of squares.

The sequence of fourth powers of integers (also known as biquadrates or tesseractic numbers) is:

0, 1, 16, 81, 256, 625, 1296, 2401, 4096, 6561, 10000, 14641, 20736, 28561, 38416, 50625, 65536, 83521, 104976, 130321, 160000, 194481, 234256, 279841, 331776, 390625, 456976, 531441, 614656, 707281, 810000, ...

**Test Data:**

(16) -> true

(4096) -> true

(36) -> false

**Sample Solution:**

**Solution-1**

**JavaScript Code:**

```
/**
* Function to check if a number is a power of four.
* @param {number} n - The number to be checked.
* @returns {boolean} - True if the number is a power of four, false otherwise.
*/
function test(n) {
// Check if the number is less than 1
if (n < 1) {
return false;
}
// Divide the number by 4 until it is not divisible by 4
while (n % 4 === 0) {
n = n / 4;
}
// Check if the resulting number is 1
return n === 1;
}
// Test cases
n = 16;
console.log("Number n = " + n);
console.log("Check if the said number is a power of four: " + test(n));
n = 4096;
console.log("Number n = " + n);
console.log("Check if the said number is a power of four: " + test(n));
n = 36;
console.log("Number n = " + n);
console.log("Check if the said number is a power of four: " + test(n));
```

Output:

Number n = 16 Check the said number is power of four or not? true Number n = 4096 Check the said number is power of four or not? true Number n = 36 Check the said number is power of four or not? false

**Flowchart: **

**Live Demo: **

See the Pen javascript-math-exercise-108 by w3resource (@w3resource) on CodePen.

**Solution-2**

**JavaScript Code:**

```
/**
* Function to check if a number is a power of four.
* @param {number} n - The number to be checked.
* @returns {boolean} - True if the number is a power of four, false otherwise.
*/
function test(n) {
// Check if the number is 1 or 4
if(n === 1 || n === 4) return true;
// Check if the number is less than 4
if(n < 4) return false;
// Recursively call the function with n divided by 4
return test(n / 4);
}
// Test cases
n = 16;
console.log("Number n = " + n);
console.log("Check if the said number is a power of four: " + test(n));
n = 4096;
console.log("Number n = " + n);
console.log("Check if the said number is a power of four: " + test(n));
n = 36;
console.log("Number n = " + n);
console.log("Check if the said number is a power of four: " + test(n));
```

Output:

Number n = 16 Check the said number is power of four or not? true Number n = 4096 Check the said number is power of four or not? true Number n = 36 Check the said number is power of four or not? false

**Flowchart: **

**Live Demo: **

See the Pen javascript-math-exercise-108-1 by w3resource (@w3resource) on CodePen.

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