Project Euler : Problem 31 in Ruby

I kept trying to make this problem harder than it actually was, but ultimately a simple greedy solution worked just fine.

I would have saved myself a lot of time by actually solving the problem before attempting to optimize. C’est la vie!

Problem #29

Investigating combinations of English currency denominations.

def count_coins coins, target, last_coin = 0

	return 1 if target == 0
	total = 0

	coins.each do |c|
		next if c < last_coin
		total += count_coins(coins, target - c, c) if (target >= c)


puts count_coins(