# Functional and Recursive Ruby

This program returns Squares. From a functional perspective, the use of a variable for the ‘range_object’ is technically a side-effect, but I include it here for sake of clarity.

Range objects are a good example of the kind syntactic sugar that I sometimes felt was lacking in JavaScript.

class Squares
def initialize(n)
@number = n
end

def square_of_sum
def factorial(n)
n == 1 ? 1 : n + factorial(n - 1)
end

factorial(@number) ** 2
end

def sum_of_squares
range_object = 1..@number
range_object.reduce { | a, b | a + b ** 2 }
end

def difference
square_of_sum - sum_of_squares
end
end