Sum Of Multiples in Python
Given a number, find the sum of all the multiples of particular numbers up to but not including that number.
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Sum Of Multiples
Given a number, find the sum of all the unique multiples of particular numbers up to but not including that number.
If we list all the natural numbers below 20 that are multiples of 3 or 5, we get 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 15, and 18.
The sum of these multiples is 78.
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python -m pytest sum_of_multiples_test.py
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A variation on Problem 1 at Project Euler http://projecteuler.net/problem=1
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