# Big O: O(n)

23 April 2023 (Updated 23 April 2023)

### In a nutshell

An algorithm is considered `O(n)`

when its complexity (i.,e., number of operations) is directly proportional to the input size.

```
export function printNumbersUpTo(n: number): void {
for (let i = 1; i <= n; i++) {
console.log(i);
}
}
printNumbersUpTo(10)
printNumbersUpTo(100)
```

Here we have a single `for`

loop that will run `n`

times. If you increase `n`

by 1, you increase the number of loop operations by 1. If you increase it by 10, you increase the loop operations by 10. The number of operations is roughly proportionate to `n`

.

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Big O Notation

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