# Assume there is a variable, h already associated with a positive integer value.

### LANGUAGE: PYTHON

### CHALLENGE:

Assume there is a variable, h already associated with a positive integer value.

Write the code necessary to compute the sum of the perfect squares whose value is less than h, starting with 1.

(A perfect square is an integer like 9 , 16 , 25 , 36 that is equal to the square of another integer (in this case 3*3 , 4*4 , 5*5 , 6*6 respectively).)

Associate the sum you compute with the variable q .

For example, if h is 19, you would assign 30 to q because the perfect squares (starting with 1 ) that are less than h are: 1 , 4 , 9 , 16 and 30==1+4+9+16.

### SOLUTION:

q = 0 sqrt = int(h ** 0.5) if sqrt != h: >>sqrt += 1 for i in range(1, sqrt): >>q += i**2

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