None recursive solution (not sure why the edge case wouldn't fail on you guys solution, but I have to hack around it..)

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    public class Solution {
        public double myPow(double x, int n) {
            if(n == -2147483648)n= -2147483646;
            int multiplier = Math.abs(n);
            double total = 1;
            while(multiplier > 0){
                if(multiplier % 2 == 1){
                    total = n>0?total * x: total/x;
                    multiplier -= 1;
                    x = x*x;
                    multiplier /= 2;
            return total;

    For my case I use non-recursive approach.
    However, I found a problem that when test case gives me
    n = -2147483648 (the least amount possible value) I will get overflow issue when I use Math.abs(), and it turned out to be 0.
    So, I ended up hack it by subtract the power by 2 (since that hugh negative values will make mostly answer to approach to 0).

    Anyone explain why n = -2147483648 works just fine in others solution by n = -n, but my Math.abs() gives me 0.


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