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Python arithmetic performace

I was working on Project Euler problem 12 (http://ift.tt/1jYXN5l) and came up with the following solution:

import math

def main():
    num = 0
    j = 0
    numFactors = 0
    while numFactors <= 500:
        j += 1

        num = num + j #num = sum of numbers from 1 to j
        #num = (j *(j+1))//2

        numFactors = 0
        for n in range(1,int(math.sqrt(num))):
            if num % n == 0:
                numFactors += 2


if __name__ == '__main__':
    from timeit import Timer
    t = Timer(lambda: main())
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St. Louis County Council Approves $1M in Emergency Funds for Ferguson Residents

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TEC sees early showdown

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“One of the things that’s scary about him is you can stop him for 29 times and the last two he can score twice on you,” Roeder said. 749 more words


Of Failed Comebacks and Nearly Missed Returns...The After Action Report.

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Quick Hits 8/25: Don George, Austin Trout, Herrera-Jones

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Knights, Falcons take wins in stride

A pair of Tri-Eastern Conference powers had huge opening week victories against reigning sectional champions.

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Falcons, Indians win openers

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