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# Python program to find Factorial of a given number

Hello people, welcome to Programming In Python! I am back to discuss how to find the factorial of a given number in Python.

Generally, a factorial on a given number is given by calculating its product with all the numbers below it.

Factorial is represented as `!`

For Example : 4! = 4 * 3 * 2 * 1 = 24

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#### Task :

To find the factorial of a given number.

#### Approach :

• Read the input number for which the factorial is to be found using `input()` or `raw_input()`.
• Check whether the input number is negative and show an appropriate message
• If the number entered is 0, print the factorial as 1
• When the entered number is a positive integer and greater than 1, initialize a variable factorial as 1 then run a for loop from 1 to the number+1
• Calculate the factorial as factorial * i
• Print the result

#### Program :

```num = int(input("Enter a number: "))
factorial = 1
if num < 0:
print("Please enter a positive integer")
elif num == 0:
print("The factorial of 0 is 1")
else:
for i in range(1, num + 1):
factorial *= i
print("The factorial of", num, "is", factorial)```

#### Output :

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That is it for this post, hope you understood how to write a program to find the factorial of a number in Python. For more such math-related programs check this link.