DivideI operation


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Namespace: Microsoft.Quantum.Arithmetic

Package: Microsoft.Quantum.Numerics

Divides two quantum integers.

operation DivideI (xs : Microsoft.Quantum.Arithmetic.LittleEndian, ys : Microsoft.Quantum.Arithmetic.LittleEndian, result : Microsoft.Quantum.Arithmetic.LittleEndian) : Unit is Adj + Ctl


xs will hold the remainder xs - floor(xs/ys) * ys and result will hold floor(xs/ys).


xs : LittleEndian

$n$-bit dividend, will be replaced by the remainder.

ys : LittleEndian

$n$-bit divisor

result : LittleEndian

$n$-bit result, must be in state $\ket{0}$ initially and will be replaced by the result of the integer division.

Output : Unit


Uses a standard shift-and-subtract approach to implement the division. The controlled version is specialized such the subtraction does not require additional controls.