How many digits?
Imagine you took all the integers between
n < m) and concatenated them together. How many digits would you have? Write a function that takes two numbers and returns how many digits. Note that the numbers can get very big, so it is not possible to build the string in the general case.
(num-digits 0 1) ;=> 0 (there are no integers between 0 and 1) (num-digits 0 10) ;=> 9 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) (num-digits 9 100) ;=> 180
UPDATE: My original example was wrong. The last one should return 180, not 179. It was my fault, due to off by one errors.
Thanks to this site for the problem idea, where it is rated Expert in Python. The problem has been modified.
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