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def find_operations(A: int, B: int) -> int:
"""
Function to find the number of operations needed to transform A into B.
Parameters:
- A: int
The starting number.
- B: int
The target number.
Returns:
- int:
The number of operations needed to transform A into B.
Raises:
- ValueError:
Raises an error if A is greater than B.
"""
# Check if A is already equal to B
if A == B:
return 0
# Check if A is greater than B
if A > B:
raise ValueError("A should be less than or equal to B.")
# Initialize the count of operations
count = 0
# Loop until A becomes equal to B
while A != B:
# Check if multiplying A by itself is a valid operation
if A * A <= B:
A *= A
# Check if adding A to itself is a valid operation
elif A + A <= B:
A += A
# Otherwise, add 1 to A
else:
A += 1
# Increment the count of operations
count += 1
return count
# Example usage:
A = 7
B = 85
operations = find_operations(A, B)
print(f"The number of operations needed to transform {A} into {B} is {operations}.")
```