C Program to Find Sum of n Natural Numbers

In this article, we are going to write a c program to find the Sum of n Natural Numbers

We will make this program in the following way -:

  • C Program to Find Sum of n Natural Numbers (Simple Way – Using For Loop )
  • C Program to Find the Sum of n Natural Numbers Using While Loop
  • C Program to Find the Sum of n Natural Numbers Using Do While Loop
  • C Program to Find the Sum of n Natural Numbers Using Function
  • C Program to Find the Sum of n Natural Numbers Using Recursion

Let’s understand all these methods one by one

C Program to Find Sum of n Natural Numbers For Loop

To make this program, you must first know about the loop because we are going to use the concept of loop to make this program.

There are mainly three types of loops – : While Loop, Do While Loop and For Loop.

You can read about loop in detail here -:

Here we are going to make this program with the help of these three types of loops.

Let’s first make this program with the help of simple loop (For Loop)

Algorithm

  • Program Start
  • Variable Declaration (i,n,sum)
  • Input a Number from the User
  • Calculating Sum of n Naturals Numbers
  • Displaying the Sum of n Naturals Numbers
  • Program End

Program

//C Program to Find the Sum of n Natural Numbers Using For loop

#include<stdio.h>
int main()
{
 //Declaring Variable
  int n, i, sum = 0 ;
 
//Input Number
 printf("Enter a Number\n");
  scanf("%d",&n);
 
 for(i=1;i<=n;i++)
  {
      sum = sum + i;
  }
  printf("\nSum of %d Natural Numbers = %d",n, sum);
  return 0;
}

Output

Enter a Number
5

Sum of 5 Natural Numbers = 15

Program Explanation

  • In this program, we first declared three variables of int data type named i, n, sum.
  • After that, we take a number input from the user.
  • Then we calculate the sum of n natural numbers.
  • after Calculating Sum we print it on the screen through print().

C Program to Find the Sum of n Natural Numbers Using While Loop

Algorithm

  • Program Start
  • Variable Declaration
  • Input a Number from the User
  • Calculating Sum of n Naturals Numbers
  • Displaying the Sum of n Naturals Numbers
  • Program End

Program

//C Program to Find the Sum of n Natural Numbers Using While Loop

#include<stdio.h>
void main()
{
  int n, i=1, sum = 0 ;
  printf("Enter a Number\n");
  scanf("%d",&n);

  while(i<=n)
  {
      sum = sum + i;
      i++;
  }
  printf("\nSum of %d Natural Numbers = %d",n, sum);
}

Output

Enter a Number
10

Sum of 10 Natural Numers = 55

C Program to Find the Sum of n Natural Numbers Using Do While Loop

Program

//C Program to Find the Sum of n Natural Numbers Using Do While Loop

#include<stdio.h>
int main()
{
  int n, i=1, sum = 0 ;
  printf("Enter A Number to Calculate Sum\n");
  scanf("%d",&n);
do
  {
      sum = sum + i;
      i++;
  }while(i<=n);

  printf("\nSum of %d Natural Numbers = %d",n, sum);

return 0;
}

Output

Enter  A Number to Calculate Sum
15

Sum of 15 Natural Numbers = 120

C Program to Find the Sum of n Natural Numbers Using Function

To Calculate the sum n natural numbers through a function, first you need to know about the function. You can read about the function from the link given below.

  • Function in C

Algorithm

  • Program Start
  • Declaring variables
  • Input Number
  • Calling Function to calculate Sum of n Natural Numbers
  • Print the Sum of n Numbers
  • Program End

Program

//C Program to Find the Sum of n Natural Numbers Using function

#include<stdio.h>
int sum(int);
void main()
{
  int n, i=1, s;
  
 printf("Enter A Number\n");
  scanf("%d",&n);
 
  s=sum(n);
  printf("\nSum of %d Natural Numbers = %d",n, s);
}
int sum(int n)
{
    int i,sum=0;
    for(i=1;i<=n;i++)
    {
        sum = sum + i;
    }
    return (sum);
}

Output

Enter A Number 
20

Sum of 20 Natural Numbers = 210

C Program to Find the Sum of n Natural Numbers Using Recursion

To Calculate the sum n natural numbers through a Recursion, first you need to know about the Recursion. You can read about the Recursion from the link given below.

  • Recursion in C

Algorithm

  • Program Start
  • Declaring variables
  • Input Number
  • Calling Recursive Function to calculate Sum of N Natural Numbers
  • Print the Sum of n Natural Numbers
  • Program End

Program

//C Program to Find the Sum of n Natural Numbers Using Recursion

#include<stdio.h>
int sum(int);
void main()
{
  int n, s;

 printf("Enter A Number\n");
  scanf("%d",&n);

  s=sum(n);
  printf("\nSum of %d Natural Numbers = %d",n, s);
}
int sum(int n)
{
    int s=0;

    if(n==1)
        return (n);

    s = n + sum(n-1);
     return (s);
}

Output

Enter a Number
25

Sum of 25 Natural Numbers = 325

Conclusion

So friends, in this article, we have write a program to calculate the sum n natural numbers in five different ways.

  • C Program to Find the Sum of n Natural Numbers Using For Loop
  • C Program to Find the Sum of n Natural Numbers Using While Loop
  • C Program to Find the Sum of n Natural Numbers Using Do While Loop
  • C Program to Find the Sum of n Natural Numbers Using Function
  • C Program to Find the Sum of n Natural Numbers Using Recursion

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