# Generate a list of Primes less than n in Python

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Suppose we have a number n, we have to generate a list of all prime numbers smaller than or equal to n in ascending order. We have to keep in mind that 1 is not a prime number.

So, if the input is like 12, then the output will be [2, 3, 5, 7, 11].

To solve this, we will follow these steps −

• sieve := a list of size n+1 and fill with True
• primes := a new list, initially blank
• for i in range 2 to n, do
• if sieve[i] is True, then
• insert i at the end of primes
• for j in range i to n, update in each step by i, do
• sieve[j] := False
• return primes

Let us see the following implementation to get better understanding −

## Example

Live Demo

class Solution:
def solve(self, n):
sieve = [True] * (n + 1)
primes = []
for i in range(2, n + 1):
if sieve[i]:
primes.append(i)
for j in range(i, n + 1, i):
sieve[j] = False
return primes
ob = Solution()
print(ob.solve(12))

## Input

12

## Output

[2, 3, 5, 7, 11]