# What is the efficient way to calculate number of divisors of N that are divisible by 2?. [closed]

For example if a number is given let say 8 then its factors are 1,2,4,8 hence total numbers of divisors which are divisible by 2 are (2,4,8) that is 3.

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I'm checking if a number is a factor and is also divisible by 2 then count, but I want efficient method for this. – The L Jul 11 '14 at 16:26
Hello and welcome. Can you do a similar problem? E.g. can you compute efficiently the number of all divisors of an number $N$? – Hans Engler Jul 11 '14 at 16:40
This question is strongly related to a problem from HackerRank's "Math Programming Contest July '14" (problem link), which has now ended. – arjafi Jul 18 '14 at 17:27

Simply count the number of divisors of ${n\over 2}$. If

$$n=2^\alpha p_1^{e_1}\ldots p_n^{e_n}$$ is the prime factorization of $n$ then

$$\tau\left({n\over 2}\right)=\alpha(e_1+1)(e_2+1)\ldots (e_n+1)$$

This even agrees when $n$ is odd, i.e. $\alpha=0$.

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How will do this in Programming? – The L Jul 11 '14 at 16:31
You would have to tell it to find the prime factorization of $n$, a hard problem in general, but then it's equivalent to finding all the divisors, so there's no "easy" way to do it, unless you can prove GRH. – Adam Hughes Jul 11 '14 at 16:36
List<int> Fact2(int val) { if (val % 2 == 1) return new List<int>(); List<int> dividors = new List<int>(); for (int i = 1; i < val >> 1; i++) if (val % i == 0) dividors.Add(i<<1); return dividors; } – Seb Jul 11 '14 at 19:36
@Seb That is still $\mathcal{\Theta}(n)$, and thus not the efficient one can do. And what's with the bitshifts? (Modern compilers don't need that much help from the programmer for optimization) – apnorton Jul 11 '14 at 21:59
agree @anorton numbers ranges from 1 to 10^9, so Θ(n) won't work here. – The L Jul 12 '14 at 1:01

Hint: Do you know how to calculate the number of divisors of a number from its prime factorization? Now you require the exponent of $2$ to be at least $1$.

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no sir, I don't know how to do this please explain. – The L Jul 11 '14 at 16:26
You could see this article The line under Properties that starts $\sigma_0(n)$ is the one you want. – Ross Millikan Jul 11 '14 at 21:06