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 P: n/a hello everyone. hours ago i found a topic about solving the problem: find out 2 int between certain rang, say 1---100, both the 2 int's sum and minus should be a int's square. i write this piece of code and i want you to give some advice. can the code run quicker? i think there must exist many quicker ones. /* this doucument and source code belong to Ethan Mys, oct 30, 2005. any modification to improve the source code is welcome. you can also spit at this piece of "shit", because i am a masochist. E-Mail: et******@gmail.com */ #include int main() { int k=0; int tb[]={{1,9,25,81,121,169},\ {4,16,36,64,100,144,}}; for(k=1;k<=13;k++) { int k2=k*k; int temp=0;int temp2=0; while((temp2=tb[k%2?0:1][temp])
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 P: n/a ethanmys said: hello everyone. hours ago i found a topic about solving the problem: find out 2 int between certain rang, say 1---100, both the 2 int's sum and minus should be a int's square. i write this piece of code and i want you to give some advice. can the code run quicker? i think there must exist many quicker ones. Here's a much quicker version: #include int main(void) { puts("The pair (384, 400) is the smallest positive integer solution."); return 0; } -- Richard Heathfield "Usenet is a strange place" - dmr 29/7/1999 http://www.cpax.org.uk email: rjh at above domain (but drop the www, obviously) Nov 15 '05 #2

 P: n/a ethanmys wrote: hello everyone. hours ago i found a topic about solving the problem: find out 2 int between certain rang, say 1---100, both the 2 int's sum and minus should be a int's square. If I understand you correctly, this is the problem: Find two integers within the given range, say 1 to 100, where the sum of the two is the square of an integer, and the difference of the two is also the square of an integer. Mathematically, (x + y) == a * a && (x - y) == b * b Where 'x' and 'y' are the integers to find, and 'a' and 'b' are the square roots of the sum and difference respectively. I fed this into Mathematica: Reduce[(x + y) == a * a && (x - y) == b * b, {x, y}, Integers] And got the result: 2 2 a + b 2 (a | b | x | y) \[Element] Integers && x == ------- && y == a - x 2 I then wrote a program to step over possible values of a and b, calculate the x and y values, and check if they were within a given range. #include int main(void) { int a, b, n = 0; int min = 1; int max = 100; for(a = 0; a < 100; a++) { for(b = 0; b < 100; b++) { int ssq = a * a + b * b; if(ssq % 2 == 0) { int x = ssq / 2; int y = a * a - x; if(min <= x && x <= max && min <= y && y <= max) { printf("%d,%d\t", x,y); n++; } } } if(n) { printf("\n"); n = 0; } } return 0; } The program gives the following results: 2,2 5,4 8,8 10,6 13,12 17,8 18,18 20,16 26,10 25,24 29,20 37,12 32,32 34,30 40,24 50,14 41,40 45,36 53,28 65,16 50,50 52,48 58,42 68,32 82,18 61,60 65,56 73,48 85,36 72,72 74,70 80,64 90,54 85,84 89,80 97,72 98,98 100,96 Each of these results seem to be correct according to my understanding of the problem. The sum of each pair is a square number, and the difference of each pair is also a square number. -- Simon. Nov 15 '05 #3

 P: n/a Simon Biber said: ethanmys wrote: hello everyone. hours ago i found a topic about solving the problem: find out 2 int between certain rang, say 1---100, both the 2 int's sum and minus should be a int's square. If I understand you correctly, I didn't, alas. I don't know why but I read more squares into the problem than was warranted by the question. I have cancelled my article, but of course many news servers won't honour that. -- Richard Heathfield "Usenet is a strange place" - dmr 29/7/1999 http://www.cpax.org.uk email: rjh at above domain (but drop the www, obviously) Nov 15 '05 #4

 P: n/a your code is clear. but i think it will cost O(n^2). what i think is: there shoud be a O(1) solution to this problem ( don't consider the input ). Nov 15 '05 #5

 P: n/a ethanmys wrote (in article <11**********************@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups .com>): your code is clear. but i think it will cost O(n^2). what i think is: there shoud be a O(1) solution to this problem ( don't consider the input ). Sure, a pre-computed lookup table. :-) -- Randy Howard (2reply remove FOOBAR) "The power of accurate observation is called cynicism by those who have not got it." - George Bernard Shaw Nov 15 '05 #6

 P: n/a In article <11**********************@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups .com>, ethanmys wrote:hello everyone. hours ago i found a topic about solving the problem:find out 2 int between certain rang, say 1---100, both the 2 int's sumand minus should be a int's square. i write this piece of code and iwant you to give some advice. can the code run quicker? i think theremust exist many quicker ones. Let me translate. You are stating: Problem 1: Find all integers x and y between 1 and N such that x+y and x-y are squares. However your program does not solve this. It solves the following problem instead: Problem 2: Find all integers x and y such that x+y and x-y are squares and x+y is at most N. Aside: Your table of squares is missing 7^2 = 49: int tb[]={{1,9,25,81,121,169},\ {4,16,36,64,100,144,}}; To solve the problems stated above, it's best to do a little math before writing a program. You are looking for x and y such that: x + y = a^2, x - y = b^2. By solving this system of two equations in the two unknowns x, and y we get: x = (a^2 + b^2)/2, y = (a^2 - b^2)/2. We observe that a and b have to be both even or both odd, otherwise the fractions shown above will not yield integers. In view of this, we can print the numbers you are looking for as follows: int i, j, I, J, N; for (i=1; I=i*i, i<=N; i++) for (j=i+2; J=j*j, j<=N; j+=2) printf("(%d, %d)\n", (J+I)/2, (J-I)/2); This solves Problem 1. To solve Problem 2, change the stopping criteria i<=N and j<=N to I<=N and J<=N. -- Rouben Rostamian Nov 15 '05 #7

 P: n/a Yes. Your code is concise and is apt at solving both problem. It inspires me a lot and really should be included in a C textbook.:) Thanks Nov 15 '05 #8

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