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# Python: Check whether a number is "happy" or not

## Python Basic - 1: Exercise-66 with Solution

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia:
A happy number is defined by the following process:
Starting with any positive integer, replace the number by the sum of the squares of its digits, and repeat the process until the number equals 1 (where it will stay), or it loops endlessly in a cycle which does not include 1. Those numbers for which this process ends in 1 are happy numbers, while those that do not end in 1 are unhappy numbers.
Write a Python program to check whether a number is "happy" or not.

Sample Solution:

Python Code:

``````# Function to check if a number is a Happy Number
def is_Happy_num(n):
past = set()  # Set to store previously encountered numbers during the process
while n != 1:  # Continue the process until the number becomes 1 (a Happy Number) or a cycle is detected
n = sum(int(i) ** 2 for i in str(n))  # Calculate the sum of squares of each digit in the number
if n in past:  # If the current number has been encountered before, it forms a cycle
return False  # The number is not a Happy Number
past.add(n)  # Add the current number to the set of past numbers
return True  # If the process reaches 1, the number is a Happy Number

# Test cases
print(is_Happy_num(7))
print(is_Happy_num(932))
print(is_Happy_num(6))
``````

Sample Output:

```True
True
False
```

Explanation:

Here is a breakdown of the above Python code:

• Define a function named "is_Happy_num()" that takes a number 'n' as input.
• Initialize a set called 'past' to keep track of previously encountered numbers during the process.
• Use a while loop to continue the process until the number becomes 1 (a Happy Number) or a cycle is detected.
• Inside the loop, calculate the sum of the squares of each digit in the current number.
• Check if the current number has been encountered before. If yes, it forms a cycle, and the number is not a Happy Number.
• Add the current number to the set of past numbers.
• Return 'True' if the process reaches 1, indicating that the number is a Happy Number.
• Test the function with different inputs to check its functionality.

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