# Project Euler Problem #1: Multiples of 3 and 5 | Difficulty 5%

Project Euler Problem #1: Multiples of 3 and 5

## Project Euler Problem #1: Multiples of 3 and 5

If we list all the natural numbers below 10 that are multiples of 3 or 5, we get 3, 5, 6 and 9. The sum of these multiples is 23. Find the sum of all the multiples of 3 or 5 below 1000.

```>>> print(sum([number for number in range(1,10) if number % 3 == 0 or number % 5 == 0]))
23
>>> print(sum([number for number in range(1,1000) if number % 3 == 0 or number % 5 == 0]))
233168
```

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