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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.

You are not expected to discover an efficient solution to this yourself from first principles; research is allowed, indeed, encouraged. Finding the best algorithm for the problem is a key skill in software engineering.

Go through the setup instructions for TypeScript to install the necessary dependencies:

https://exercism.io/tracks/typescript/installation

Install assignment dependencies:

```
$ yarn install
```

Execute the tests with:

```
$ yarn test
```

In the test suites all tests but the first have been skipped.

Once you get a test passing, you can enable the next one by changing `xit`

to
`it`

.

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.

```
import Squares from './difference-of-squares'
describe('Squares', () => {
describe('up to 5', () => {
const squares = new Squares(5)
it('gets the square of sum', () => {
expect(squares.squareOfSum).toBe(225)
})
xit('gets the sum of squares', () => {
expect(squares.sumOfSquares).toBe(55)
})
xit('gets the difference', () => {
expect(squares.difference).toBe(170)
})
})
describe('up to 10', () => {
const squares = new Squares(10)
xit('gets the square of sum', () => {
expect(squares.squareOfSum).toBe(3025)
})
xit('gets the sum of squares', () => {
expect(squares.sumOfSquares).toBe(385)
})
xit('gets the difference', () => {
expect(squares.difference).toBe(2640)
})
})
describe('up to 100', () => {
const squares = new Squares(100)
xit('gets the square of sum', () => {
expect(squares.squareOfSum).toBe(25502500)
})
xit('gets the sum of squares', () => {
expect(squares.sumOfSquares).toBe(338350)
})
xit('gets the difference', () => {
expect(squares.difference).toBe(25164150)
})
})
})
```

```
export default class Squares {
private readonly target: number
squareOfSum: number
sumOfSquares: number
difference: number
constructor(target: number) {
this.target = target
this.squareOfSum = this._squareOfSum()
this.sumOfSquares = this._sumOfSquares()
this.difference = Math.abs(this.sumOfSquares - this.squareOfSum)
}
private _squareOfSum(): number {
let res = 0
for (let i = 0; i <= this.target; i++) {
res += i
}
return res * res
}
private _sumOfSquares(): number {
let res = 0
for (let i = 0; i <= this.target; i++) {
res += i * i
}
return res
}
}
```

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