# Introductory Exercises

# Introductory Exercises

This is a small list of exercises for beginners. Some of them require minimal math knowledge. I will try and make references to that knowledge, when possible.

## Problems with numbers (no sequences as input)

### First Degree Equation ^{i}

Solve the first degree equation with one variable: `ax + b = 0`

, given `a`

and `b`

as input.

### Second Degree Equation ^{i}

Solve the second degree equation with one variable: `ax`

, given ^{2} + bx + c = 0`a, b`

and `c`

as input.

### Divisibility Test ^{i}

Find out if `n`

is divisible by `k`

.

### Leap Year Test ^{i}

Find out if year `y`

is a leap year.

### k^{th} digit

Extract the k^{th} digit of a number, counting digits from right to left

### Triangle Edges ^{i}

Can three input numbers be the lengths of the three edges of a triangle?

### Swap Variables ^{i}

Given variables `a`

and `b`

exchange their values so that in the end `a`

will contain the old value of `b`

and `b`

will contain the old value of `a`

.

### Swap Variables Restricted ^{i h}

Given variables `a`

and `b`

exchange their values so that in the end `a`

will contain the old value of `b`

and `b`

will contain the old value of `a`

, **without** using any other variables.

### Divisors

Display all of number `n`

's divisors.

### Primality

Is number `n`

a prime number?

### Reverse Digits

Display in reverse order the digits of a number `n`

### Multiple Count ^{i h}

How many integers divisible by `n`

lie in interval `[a, b]`

?

### Leap Year Count ^{i h}

How many years between `y1`

and `y2`

are leap years?

### Palindrome ^{h}

Is number `n`

a [palindrome]? A palindrome is a symmetrical number, like 15351 or 12233221.

### Sort numbers ^{i}

Display three input integers in ascending order.

### Sort more numbers ^{i h}

Display five input integers in ascending order. Make the flow chart fit on one letter page.

### GCD and LCM

Find the [greates common divisor] and the [lowest common multiple] of two numbers. Use [Euclid's algorithm]. Example: GCD of 24 and 32 is 8.

### Prime Factors

Display the [prime factor decomposition] of input number `n`

. Example: 1176 = 2^{3} x 3^{1} x 7^{2}

### Numbers with two digits

Is number `n`

formed with exactly 2 digits repeated any number of times? 23223 and 900990 are such numbers, while 593 and 44002 are not.

### Decimal Fraction ^{h}

Display fraction `m/n`

in decimal format, with the period between brackets. Example: 13/30 = 0.4(3)

### Number Guessing

Guess a number between 1 and 1024 by asking questions of the form "is the number greater or equal to x".

*Legend:*

means that the problem can be solved without loops, using only^{i}**i**f-then-else structures.means^{h}**h**ard. The problem is difficult.