# Mathematical Aspect of Linux Shell Programming – Part IV

In this post I will be discussing the Scripts from the Mathematical and Number point of view. Although I have posted a more complex script (Simple Calculator) in the previous post, but on a user part it was difficult to understand and hence I thought to make you people learn the other useful side of learning in small packets.

Prior to this article, three article of Shell Scripting Series are published and they are:

Let’s start the further learning process with some new exciting scripts, start with Mathematics scripts:

Create a file “Addition.sh” and chmod 755 to the script as described in previous post and run it.

```#!/bin/bash
echo “Enter the First Number: ”
echo “Enter the Second Number: ”
x=\$(expr "\$a" + "\$b")
echo \$a + \$b = \$x```
##### Sample Output
```[[email protected] ~]# vi Additions.sh
[[email protected] ~]# chmod 755 Additions.sh

“Enter the First Number: ”
12
“Enter the Second Number: ”
13
12 + 13 = 25```

### Script 2: Substraction

```#!/bin/bash
echo “Enter the First Number: ”
echo “Enter the Second Number: ”
x=\$((\$a - \$b))
echo \$a - \$b = \$x```

Note: Here we replaced the expr and let the mathematical calculation be performed in shell.

##### Sample Output
```[[email protected] ~]# vi Substraction.sh
[[email protected] ~]# chmod 755 Substraction.sh
[[email protected] ~]# ./Substraction.sh

“Enter the First Number: ”
13
“Enter the Second Number: ”
20
13 - 20 = -7```

### Script 3: Multiplication

So far you would be enjoying a lot, learning scripts in such an easy way, so the next in chronological order is Multiplication.

```#!/bin/bash
echo “Enter the First Number: ”
echo “Enter the Second Number: ”
echo "\$a * \$b = \$(expr \$a \* \$b)"```

Note: Yup! Here we didn’t put the value of multiplication in a variable but performed it directly in output statement.

##### Sample Output
```[[email protected] ~]# vi Multiplication.sh
[[email protected] ~]# chmod 755 Multiplication.sh
[[email protected] ~]# ./Multiplication.sh

“Enter the First Number: ”
11
“Enter the Second Number: ”
11
11 * 11 = 121```

### Script 4: Division

Right! Next is Division, and again it is a very simple script. Check it Yourself.

```#!/bin/bash
echo “Enter the First Number: ”
echo “Enter the Second Number: ”
echo "\$a / \$b = \$(expr \$a / \$b)"```
##### Sample Output
```[[email protected] ~]# vi Division.sh
[[email protected] ~]# chmod 755 Division.sh
[[email protected] ~]# ./Division.sh

“Enter the First Number: ”
12
“Enter the Second Number: ”
3
12 / 3 = 4```

### Script 5: Table

Fine! What after these basic mathematical operation. Lets write a script that prints table of any number.

```#!/bin/bash
echo “Enter The Number upto which you want to Print Table: ”
i=1
while [ \$i -ne 10 ]
do
i=\$(expr \$i + 1)
table=\$(expr \$i \* \$n)
echo \$table
done```
##### Sample Output
```[[email protected] ~]# vi Table.sh
[[email protected] ~]# chmod 755 Table.sh
[[email protected] ~]# ./Table.sh

“Enter The Number upto which you want to Print Table: ”
29
58
87
116
145
174
203
232
261
290```

### Script 6: EvenOdd

We as a child always have carried out calculation to find if the number is odd or even. Won’t it be a good idea to implement it in script.

```#!/bin/bash
echo "Enter The Number"
num=\$(expr \$n % 2)
if [ \$num -eq 0 ]
then
echo "is a Even Number"
else
echo "is a Odd Number"
fi```
##### Sample Output
```[[email protected] ~]# vi EvenOdd.sh
[[email protected] ~]# chmod 755 EvenOdd.sh
[[email protected] ~]# ./EvenOdd.sh

Enter The Number
12
is a Even Number```
```[[email protected] ~]# ./EvenOdd.sh

Enter The Number
11
is a Odd Number```

### Script 7: Factorial

Next is to find the Factorial.

```#!/bin/bash
echo "Enter The Number"
fact=1
while [ \$a -ne 0 ]
do
fact=\$(expr \$fact \* \$a)
a=\$(expr \$a - 1)
done
echo \$fact```
##### Sample Output
```[[email protected] ~]# vi Factorial.sh
[[email protected] ~]# chmod 755 Factorial.sh
[[email protected] ~]# ./Factorial.sh

Enter The Number
12
479001600```

You may now relax with a feeling that calculating 12*11*10*9*7*7*6*5*4*3*2*1 would be more difficult than a simple script as produced above. Think of the situation where you require to find 99! or something like that. Sure! This script will be very much handy in that situation.

### Script 8: Armstrong

Armstrong Number! Ohhh You forget what an Armstrong Number is. Well an Armstrong number of three digits is an integer such that the sum of the cubes of its digits is equal to the number itself. For example, 371 is an Armstrong number since 3**3 + 7**3 + 1**3 = 371.

```#!/bin/bash
echo "Enter A Number"
arm=0
temp=\$n
while [ \$n -ne 0 ]
do
r=\$(expr \$n % 10)
arm=\$(expr \$arm + \$r \* \$r \* \$r)
n=\$(expr \$n / 10)
done
echo \$arm
if [ \$arm -eq \$temp ]
then
echo "Armstrong"
else
echo "Not Armstrong"
fi```
##### Sample Output
```[[email protected] ~]# vi Armstrong.sh
[[email protected] ~]# chmod 755 Armstrong.sh
[[email protected] ~]# ./Armstrong.sh

Enter A Number
371
371
Armstrong```
```[[email protected] ~]# ./Armstrong.sh

Enter A Number
123
36
Not Armstrong```

### Script 9: Prime

The last script is to distinguish whether a number is prime or not.

```#!/bin/bash
echo “Enter Any Number”
i=1
c=1
while [ \$i -le \$n ]
do
i=\$(expr \$i + 1)
r=\$(expr \$n % \$i)
if [ \$r -eq 0 ]
then
c=\$(expr \$c + 1)
fi
done
if [ \$c -eq 2 ]
then
echo “Prime”
else
echo “Not Prime”
fi```
##### Sample Output
```[[email protected] ~]# vi Prime.sh
[[email protected] ~]# chmod 755 Prime.sh
[[email protected] ~]# ./Prime.sh

“Enter Any Number”
12

“Not Prime”```

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