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I've noticed Graham, Knuth (Concrete Mathematics, 2nd ed., p. 86) show how to do sum(floor(sqrt(k)), 0 <= k < n). Did anybody try and tackle sum(floor(sqrt(k (r / 2 - k))), 0 < k < r / 2)? This would actually solve a particular PE problem in closed form.
- Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:17 am
- Forum: Clarifications on Project Euler Problems
- Topic: Problem 210
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I was also a bit dumbfounded at an invalid answer at the problem size, but I'm familiar with invalid rounding in Java in extreme cases. I feel such precision sub-problem is a charming feature of a PE problem. In this case however, changing the analysis and moving from square root to integers only se...