Some time ago I stumbled upon a very interesting project – http://projecteuler.net. As is stated on the projects page “Project Euler is a series of challenging mathematical/computer programming problems.” These problems are a great way to exercise the mind. Please note that the problems do require some mathematical/programming knowledge. However, you are not limited to just one way of finding the solution – there are multiple ways to come to an answer.
In the following post I will try to explain how I came to a certain answer (but I will not post the answers). The point of these post is to get you on the right track. It’s more rewarding to find the answers by yourself. However, if you are truly desperate, I will be posting working solutions that you can use to calculate the answer – but where is the challenge in that?
Also, please note that I’m using these problems to get a bit more familiar with the possibilities of PowerShell. As such, most of the solutions will be in PowerShell scripting language.