# [Tutor] Project Euler Problem 6

joe gallo gallo.j at gmail.com
Thu Apr 24 22:22:45 CEST 2008

```It says: Find the difference between the sum of the squares of the first *
one
hundred* natural numbers and the square of the sum.

You did range(1,111).

On Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 1:13 PM, kinuthia muchane <muchanek at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I am trying to solve problem 6 on the Project Euler, but when I submit
> my answer, I am told that it is wrong. Here is the problem:
>
>
> The sum of the squares of the first ten natural numbers is,
>
>
>                       1² + 2² + ... + 10² = 385
> The square of the sum of the first ten natural numbers is,
>
>
>                    (1 + 2 + ... + 10)² = 55² = 3025
> Hence the difference between the sum of the squares of the first ten
> natural numbers and the square of the sum is 3025 − 385 = 2640.
>
> Find the difference between the sum of the squares of the first one
> hundred natural numbers and the square of the sum.
>
> And here is my code:
>
> def aux():
>        return sum([k*k for k in range(1,111)])# sum of the squares of the
> first one hundred numbers
>
> def aux1():
>        inter = sum([k for k in range(1,111))# square of the sum of the
> first
> one hundred numbers
>        return inter**2
>
> def aux2():
>  return aux1() - aux()# the difference of the two sums
>
> print aux2()
>
> ...which gives a result of 36821290.
>
> It worked fine with the example they have given but not with the hundred
> one... What am I missing?
>
> Thanks!
> Kinuthia...
>
>
>
>
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