i am on lecture4 and atempting the first assignment. Im stuck on the first problem on how to write a program that prints out the first 1000th prime numbers. i'm guessing you have to use a for loop, but I'm just not sure how to actually go about writing the code for it.
MIT 6.00 Intro Computer Science (OCW)
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The tutorial in the Python documentation gives examples of flow control tools
try writing down in words what you need to do then see if you can translate that into code
i need to test a bunch of numbers till i find 1000 primes
to test a number i need to see if it is evenly divisible by any number between 2 and n-1
Like what bwCA said, just try to visualize what exact you want to do.
You may even want to consider trying to find the first few prime numbers (besides 2 considering it said to skip it in the instructions because the test should be only concerned with odd numbers to make things easier for you) by hand.
A hint though: it says use the remainders as a test (a%b). If something divides evenly into something other than 1 and itself, then it's not prime. I hope that helps, goodluck.