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Given a number n, determine what the nth prime is.

By listing the first six prime numbers: 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, and 13, we can see that the 6th prime is 13.

If your language provides methods in the standard library to deal with prime numbers, pretend they don't exist and implement them yourself.


Go through the project setup instructions for Xcode using Swift:


Notably from the source directory:

swift test runs tests
swift package generate-xcodeproj creates an Xcode project


A variation on Problem 7 at Project Euler http://projecteuler.net/problem=7

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import XCTest
@testable import NthPrimeTests



import XCTest
@testable import NthPrime

class NthPrimeTests: XCTestCase {
    func testFirst() {
        XCTAssertEqual(2, Prime.nth(1))

    func testSecond() {
        XCTAssertEqual(3, Prime.nth(2))

    func testSixthPrime() {
        XCTAssertEqual(13, Prime.nth(6))

    func testBigPrime() {
        XCTAssertEqual(104_743, Prime.nth(10_001))

    func testWeirdCase() {

    static var allTests: [(String, (NthPrimeTests) -> () throws -> Void)] {
        return [
            ("testFirst", testFirst),
            ("testSecond", testSecond),
            ("testSixthPrime", testSixthPrime),
            ("testBigPrime", testBigPrime),
            ("testWeirdCase", testWeirdCase),
//Solution goes in Sources

struct Prime {
    static func nth(_ nthNum:Int) -> Int??{
        var count = 1
        var num = 3
        if nthNum < 1{
            return nil
        else if nthNum == 1 {
            return 2
            while(count < nthNum){
                if (isPrime(num)){
                    count += 1
                num += 1
            return num-1

    static func isPrime(_ thisNum: Int) -> Bool{
        for index in 2...Int((thisNum+1)/2){
                if (thisNum % index == 0){
                    return false
                }    }
        return true

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