The sequence of triangle numbers is generated by adding the natural numbers. So the 7th triangle number would be 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 = 28. The first ten terms would be:

1, 3, 6, 10, 15, 21, 28, 36, 45, 55, …

Let us list the factors of the first seven triangle numbers:

01: 1

03: 1,3

06: 1,2,3,6

10: 1,2,5,10

15: 1,3,5,15

21: 1,3,7,21

28: 1,2,4,7,14,28We can see that 28 is the first triangle number to have over five divisors.

What is the value of the first triangle number to have over five hundred divisors?

**Running time:** 1325ms (1.3 sec)

**Assessment:** There’s probably a better/faster way to do this.

public class Problem012 { private static int countFactors(int f) { int factors = 0; for (int i = 1; i <= Math.sqrt(f); i++) { if (f % i == 0) factors += 2; } return factors; } public static void main(String[] args) { long begin = System.currentTimeMillis(); int iter = 1; int size = 1; int NumFactors = 0; while (NumFactors <= 500) { NumFactors = countFactors(size); iter++; size += iter; } System.out.println(size-iter); long end = System.currentTimeMillis(); System.out.println(end-begin + "ms"); } }

This program has a problem: The number of factors of the program computed is wrong when “size” can be squared.

Will you please care to explain? How did you come up to factor=factor+2;

thanks .and

int factors = 0;

if(f==1) return 1; //you need to add it

for (int i = 1; i <= Math.sqrt(f); i++)

{

if (f % i == 0)

factors += 2;

}

return factors;