### re: Write a script to find "Happy Numbers" VIEW POST

function isHappy(n) {
if (n === 4) return false;
const u = n.toString().split('').reduce(((ac,cv) => ac + Math.pow(cv,2)), 0);
if (u === 1) return true;
else return isHappy(u);
}


e: updated to work with all happy numbers

Looking at your solution it actually fails later in the mix. I was pretty sure you couldn't rely on the numbers not adding up to a single digit happy number (which the only other one beyond 1 is 7.)

1111111 is a happy number which will become 7 after the first iteration and 7 is a happy number. This fails your current function. Here is an updated one that would work by testing if these ever hit 4 instead of length of 1.

function isHappy(n) {
const u = n.toString().split('').reduce(((ac,cv) => ac + Math.pow(cv,2)), 0);
if (u === 1) return true;
if (u === 4) return false;
else return isHappy(u);
}


Hmmm, good catch :D Although the fact you found all the sad numbers end in 4 is even more interesting to me.🤔🤔

I read the wikipedia article cause I was like "wait if it's not happy wouldn't that go in to an infinite loop?" :)

The number 42 is also in that loop, by the way. :)

const isHappy = n => {
if (n === 4) return false;

const u = [...n.toString()].reduce((ac, c) => ac + (c ** 2), 0);

return u === 1 || isHappy(u);
};


You could even shorten the toString by replacing it with a template string which will do an implicit toString.

const isHappy = n => {
if (n === 4) return false;

const u = [...\${n}].reduce((ac, c) => ac + (c ** 2), 0);

return u === 1 || isHappy(u);
};

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