(copied from Project Euler site)

Project Euler is a series of challenging mathematical/computer programming problems that will require more than just mathematical insights to solve. Although mathematics will help you arrive at elegant and efficient methods, the use of a computer and programming skills will be required to solve most problems.

The motivation for starting Project Euler, and its continuation, is to provide a platform for the inquiring mind to delve into unfamiliar areas and learn new concepts in a fun and recreational context.

Before asking anything about problems in Project Euler, read this question in the meta and this thread in Project Euler forum. Most important things are:

  • Project Euler does not want their participants asking elsewhere, they want them to experiment, solve easier sub-problems, etc.

  • They do not want answers, or parts of answers, publicly visible.

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