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Published at Aug 16 2018
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Instructions

Test suite

Solution

Find the difference between the square of the sum and the sum of the squares of the first N natural numbers.

The square of the sum of the first ten natural numbers is (1 + 2 + ... + 10)Â² = 55Â² = 3025.

The sum of the squares of the first ten natural numbers is 1Â² + 2Â² + ... + 10Â² = 385.

Hence the difference between the square of the sum of the first ten natural numbers and the sum of the squares of the first ten natural numbers is 3025 - 385 = 2640.

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```
stack test
```

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Problem 6 at Project Euler http://projecteuler.net/problem=6

It's possible to submit an incomplete solution so you can see how others have completed the exercise.

```
{-# OPTIONS_GHC -fno-warn-type-defaults #-}
import Test.Hspec (Spec, describe, it, shouldBe)
import Test.Hspec.Runner (configFastFail, defaultConfig, hspecWith)
import Squares (difference, squareOfSums, sumOfSquares)
main :: IO ()
main = hspecWith defaultConfig {configFastFail = True} specs
specs :: Spec
specs = do
describe "squareOfSums" $ do
it "square of sum 1" $ squareOfSums 1 `shouldBe` 1
it "square of sum 5" $ squareOfSums 5 `shouldBe` 225
it "square of sum 100" $ squareOfSums 100 `shouldBe` 25502500
describe "sumOfSquares" $ do
it "sum of squares 1" $ sumOfSquares 1 `shouldBe` 1
it "sum of squares 5" $ sumOfSquares 5 `shouldBe` 55
it "sum of squares 100" $ sumOfSquares 100 `shouldBe` 338350
describe "differenceOfSquares" $ do
it "difference of squares 1" $ difference 1 `shouldBe` 0
it "difference of squares 5" $ difference 5 `shouldBe` 170
it "difference of squares 100" $ difference 100 `shouldBe` 25164150
-- Track-specific tests.
describe "Integral tests" $ do
describe "squareOfSums" $ do
it "squareOfSums (6 :: Int)" $
squareOfSums (6 :: Int)
`shouldBe` (441 :: Int)
it "squareOfSums (7 :: Integer)" $
squareOfSums (7 :: Integer)
`shouldBe` (784 :: Integer)
describe "sumOfSquares" $ do
it "sumOfSquares (8 :: Int)" $
sumOfSquares (8 :: Int)
`shouldBe` (204 :: Int)
it "sumOfSquares (9 :: Integer)" $
sumOfSquares (9 :: Integer)
`shouldBe` (285 :: Integer)
describe "difference" $ do
it "difference (11 :: Int)" $
difference (11 :: Int)
`shouldBe` (3850 :: Int)
it "difference (12 :: Integer)" $
difference (12 :: Integer)
`shouldBe` (5434 :: Integer)
{-
describe "huge difference" $
it "difference (1234567890 :: Integer)" $
difference (1234567890 :: Integer)
`shouldBe` (580764307309260838625720836817589660 :: Integer)
-}
```

```
module Squares (difference, squareOfSums, sumOfSquares) where
import Data.List (foldl1')
difference :: Integral a => a -> a
difference n = subtract (sumOfSquares n) (squareOfSums n)
squareOfSums :: Integral a => a -> a
squareOfSums n = (sum' [1..n])^2
sumOfSquares :: Integral a => a -> a
sumOfSquares n = sum' $ map (^2) [1..n]
-- quicker than sum
sum' :: Integral a => [a] -> a
sum' = foldl1' (+)
```

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