# Self-hatred

## Project Euler Problem #18

I am beginning to feel as if my head is full of mush every time I have to deal with a jagged array in a loop. I stole the solution from here, but the code is entirely my own.

In short, you begin at the bottom-left corner of the jagged array. You move to the right and evaluate each pair of numbers. You add the higher of the two to the number above. Take the first three numbers:

```63 04 62```

Weigh 04 and 62. Add the higher of the two – 62 – to 63:

```125 04 62```

Repeat this cascade. Ultimately everything will be added to a[0][0]. Output this. Problem #67 repeats this problem exactly, and except for some additional file handling the solution below can be used.

```using System;

public class Eighteen
{
static void Main()
{
int[][] a = new int[15][];

a[0]  = new int[1]  {75};
a[1]  = new int[2]  {95,64};
a[2]  = new int[3]  {17,47,82};
a[3]  = new int[4]  {18,35,87,10};
a[4]  = new int[5]  {20,04,82,47,65};
a[5]  = new int[6]  {19,01,23,75,03,34};
a[6]  = new int[7]  {88,02,77,73,07,63,67};
a[7]  = new int[8]  {99,65,04,28,06,16,70,92};
a[8]  = new int[9]  {41,41,26,56,83,40,80,70,33};
a[9]  = new int[10] {41,48,72,33,47,32,37,16,94,29};
a[10] = new int[11] {53,71,44,65,25,43,91,52,97,51,14};
a[11] = new int[12] {70,11,33,28,77,73,17,78,39,68,17,57};
a[12] = new int[13] {91,71,52,38,17,14,91,43,58,50,27,29,48};
a[13] = new int[14] {63,66,04,68,89,53,67,30,73,16,69,87,40,31};
a[14] = new int[15] {04,62,98,27,23,09,70,98,73,93,38,53,60,04,23};

for (int i = 14; i > 0; i--)
for (int j = 0; j < a[i].Length-1; j++)
if (a[i][j] > a[i][j+1])
a[i-1][j] += a[i][j];
else if (a[i][j+1] > a[i][j])
a[i-1][j] += a[i][j+1];

Console.WriteLine("\n{0}\n", a[0][0]);
}
}```

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