An Odd Way To Square

February 26, 2013

I’m not sure where this comes from; it could be an interview question, or some kind of programming puzzle:

Write a function that takes a positive integer n and returns n-squared. You may use addition and subtraction but not multiplication or exponentiation.

Your task is to write the squaring function described above. When you are finished, you are welcome to read or run a suggested solution, or to post your own solution or discuss the exercise in the comments below.

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