In this tutorial, we will learn how to write a JavaScript program to find the factorial of a given number. We will use a for loop to iterate from 1 to the given number and multiply each integer to get the final result. By the end of this tutorial, you will be able to understand the concept of factorial and how to implement it in JavaScript.

## Understanding the Concept of Factorial

Before diving into the programming aspect of finding the factorial of a number, it is essential to understand the concept of factorial. Factorial is a mathematical operation that returns the product of all positive integers less than or equal to the given number. For example, the factorial of 5 (5!) is equal to 5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1 = 120.

The factorial of a number can also be represented using an exclamation mark (!). For example, the factorial of 5 can be defined as 5! equal to 120.

## Using Recursion to Find the Factorial of a Number in JavaScript

One of the most popular and effective ways to find the factorial of a number in JavaScript is to use recursion. Recursion is a technique in which a function calls itself to perform a specific task. In this case, we will use recursion to find a number’s factorial.

The following is an example of how to find the factorial of a number using recursion in JavaScript:

` ````
```function factorial(n) {
if (n === 0) {
return 1;
}
return n * factorial(n-1);
}

In the above code, the function `factorial`

takes in a number as a parameter and returns the factorial of the number. The function first checks if the number is equal to 0. If the number is equal to 0, then the function returns 1. If the number is not equal to 0, then the function returns the product of the number and the factorial of the number minus 1.

## Using a For Loop to Find the Factorial of a Number in JavaScript

Another way to find the factorial of a number in JavaScript is to use a for a loop. A for loop is a looping construct that allows you to repeat a specific block of code a specified number of times. In this case, we will use a for loop to find the factorial of a number.

The following is an example of how to find the factorial of a number using a for loop in JavaScript:

` ````
```function factorial(n) {
let result = 1;
for (let i = 1; i <= n; i++) {
result = result * i;
}
return result;
}

In the above code, the function `factorial`

takes in a number as a parameter and returns the factorial of the number. The function first declares a variable `result`

and initializes it to 1. Then, the function uses a for loop to repeat a specific block of code a specified number of times. In this case, the for loop repeats the code block as many times as the number value. The code block inside the for loop multiplies the value of the `result`

variable by the current value of `i`

variable.

Thanks for reading. Happy coding!