Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Euler Problems

It’s been a long while since I last posted. Anyway, this morning I heard about an interesting site while listening to .NET Rocks podcast. It’s called Project Euler. It’s a series of challenging mathematical/computer programming problems that will require more than just mathematical insights to solve. Other people have used different methods/languages in solving these problems. In my case, I think it’s nice idea to try solving these using Powershell.
To begin with, let’s start with the very first problem in the list.

Euler Problem 1:
Add all the natural numbers below one thousand that are multiples of 3 or 5.

Powershell Solution:

  1. 999..1|Where{($_%3 -eq 0) -or ($_%5 -eq 0)}| Measure-Object -sum 

PS C:\Users\paul> 999..1|Where{($_%3 -eq 0) -or ($_%5 -eq 0)}| Measure-Object -sum

Count    : 466
Average  :
Sum      : 233168
Maximum  :
Minimum  :
Property : Correct

Solution was verified from the site.
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