By Long Luo

This article is the solution 2 Approaches: Brute Force and Binary Exponentiation of Problem 372. Super Pow.

# Intuition

This problem is to find a integer raised to the power a very large number whose length may be $200$ or more.

# Brute Froce

We multiply $a$ to itself $b$ times. That is, $a^b = \underbrace{a \times a \dots \times a}_b$.

We can write such code easily.

## Analysis

• Time Complexity: $O(10^mb_i)$, $m$ is the length of array b.
• Space Complexity: $O(1)$

Obiviously, it will exceed time limit, so we have to find a more efficiently algorithm.

# Binary Exponentiation

Recall the Fast Power Algorithm: Binary Exponentiation, we develop a fast power algorithm, so we can use it here directly.

We didn’t need to change the method of fast power.

## Analysis

• Time Complexity: $O(\sum\limits_{i=0}^{m-1} \log b_i)$, $m$ is the length of array $b$.
• Space Complexity: $O(1)$

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