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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
class Prime
    static func nth(_ n: Int) -> Int?
        var Primes: [Int] = []
        var number: Int = 2
        var IsPrime: Bool = true
        while Primes.count < n
            for index in 0..<Primes.count
                if number % Primes[index] == 0
                    IsPrime = false
            if IsPrime == true
            number += 1
            IsPrime = true
        return Primes.last

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