# Why my empty string assignment doesn't clear my string

I have an exercise which looks like that:

Problem statement is simple and straight forward . You will be given a non-negative integer P of length N and you need to check whether
it’s divisible by Q ?

Integer P will be given in its decimal representation with P0 as leftmost digit and P1 as second digit from left !

Rest of the digit can be generated from the formula :

Pi = ( 4*Pi-1 + Pi-2 ) modulo Q for 2 <= i <= N-1

Input
The first line contains one integer T – denoting the number of test cases.

T lines follow each containing four integers P0 , P1 , Q and N !

Output
For each testcase output YES if the corresponding integer is divisible by Q and NO otherwise.

Constraints
T <= 100000
0 < P0 , P1 , Q < 10
0 < N <= 1018
Example
Input:

4

1 4 2 2

1 4 2 1

4 2 3 2

3 4 7 3

Output:
YES
NO
YES
NO
Explanation
Value of P is 14, 1, 42, 345 in respective cases !

and that’s what I came up with

``````    #include <iostream>
#include <vector>
#include <string>

using namespace std;

int main()
{
int t, q, n, p_0, p_1, p_temp, p;
vector<int> digits;
string number = "";

cin >> t;

for (int i = 0; i < t; i++)
{
cin >> p_0 >> p_1 >> q >> n;
if (n == 1)
{
digits.push_back(p_0);
}
else
{
digits.push_back(p_0);
digits.push_back(p_1);
for (int i = 2; i <= (n - 1); i++)
{
p_temp = (4 * digits[i - 1] + digits[i - 2]) % q;
digits.push_back(p_temp);
}
}
for (int i = 0; i < digits.size(); i++)
{
number += to_string(digits[i]);
}
p = stoi(number);
cout << number << endl;
if (p % q == 0)
{
}
else
{
}
number = "";
}
for (int i = 0; i < answers.size(); i++)
{
}

}
``````

Everything I have done works fine, except for one thing, this part does not clear my `number` variable

``````    number = "";
``````

And honestly I don’t know why, could someone correct my mistakes and explain me what did I do wrong. Thanks.

### >Solution :

Your problem is with the digits vector.

Each loop the number string just gets repopulated with the digits vector which is never cleared.

Use digits.clear() to empty the vector like so:

``````#include <iostream>
#include <vector>
#include <string>

using namespace std;

int main()
{
int t, q, n, p_0, p_1, p_temp, p;
vector<int> digits;
string number = "";

cin >> t;

for (int i = 0; i < t; i++)
{
cin >> p_0 >> p_1 >> q >> n;

if (n == 1)
{
digits.push_back(p_0);
}
else
{
digits.push_back(p_0);
digits.push_back(p_1);
for (int i = 2; i <= (n - 1); i++)
{
p_temp = (4 * digits[i - 1] + digits[i - 2]) % q;
digits.push_back(p_temp);
}
}

for (int i = 0; i < digits.size(); i++)
{
number += to_string(digits[i]);
}

p = stoi(number);
cout << number << endl;

if (p % q == 0)
{
}
else
{