# Project Euler [SPOILER #3]

Geoff Canyon Rev gcanyon+rev at gmail.com
Thu Feb 25 10:03:22 EST 2010

```Ah, now I understand how yours works -- that _is_ quite clever!

gc

On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 8:21 AM, Geoff Canyon Rev <gcanyon+rev at gmail.com> wrote:
> It's hurting my head trying to figure out why yours works. ;-)
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> That said, it's very slow. The simple brute force method is roughly
> 100 times faster (since it doesn't iterate 10,000 times but only 100):
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>      put 0 into total
>      put 0 into summer
>      repeat with i = 1 to 100
>         subtract i^2 from total
>      end repeat
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> _That_ said, I believe there is yet a faster way. I believe yours is
> O(n^5), mine is O(n^3), but O(n^2) is possible. (If someone
> understands big O notation better than I do feel free to jump in here)
>
> gc
>
> On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 1:47 PM, Brian Yennie <briany at qldlearning.com> wrote:
>> No, we're actually talking about #6 =).
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>> I put them in order of difficulty and this becomes the 3rd one... but it's actually id 6.
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>>> Are we talking about the same #3?
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>>> The prime factors of 13195 are 5, 7, 13 and 29.
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>>> What is the largest prime factor of the number 600851475143 ?
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>>> On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 11:04 AM, Brian Yennie <briany at qldlearning.com> wrote:
>>>> I'm pretty proud of this one for #3... SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT... scroll down if you want to see. Great site find, Andre!!
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>>>> put 0 into total
>>>> repeat with i=1 to 100
>>>> repeat with j=1 to 100
>>>>    if (i=j) then next repeat
>>>> end repeat
>>>> end repeat
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