PAT-Advanced-1069. The Black Hole of Numbers

For any 4-digit integer except the ones with all the digits being the same, if we sort the digits in non-increasing order first, and then in non-decreasing order, a new number can be obtained by taking the second number from the first one. Repeat in this manner we will soon end up at the number 6174 — the “black hole” of 4-digit numbers. This number is named Kaprekar Constant.

For example, start from 6767, we’ll get:

7766 – 6677 = 1089
9810 – 0189 = 9621
9621 – 1269 = 8352
8532 – 2358 = 6174
7641 – 1467 = 6174
… …

Given any 4-digit number, you are supposed to illustrate the way it gets into the black hole.

Input Specification:

Each input file contains one test case which gives a positive integer N in the range (0, 10000).

Output Specification:

If all the 4 digits of N are the same, print in one line the equation “N – N = 0000”. Else print each step of calculation in a line until 6174 comes out as the difference. All the numbers must be printed as 4-digit numbers.

Sample Input 1:

Sample Output 1:

Sample Input 2:

Sample Output 2:

PAT-Basic-1019. 数字黑洞的英文版。



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