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C++ Exercises: Display the sum of the series 1+x+x^2/2!+x^3/3!+....

C++ For Loop: Exercise-24 with Solution

Write a program in C++ to display the sum of the series [ 1+x+x^2/2!+x^3/3!+....].

Sample Solution:

C++ Code :

#include <iostream>
using namespace std;

int main()
{
    float x, sum, no_row;
    int i, n;
    cout << "\n\n Display the sum of the series [ 1+x+x^2/2!+x^3/3!+....]\n";
    cout << "------------------------------------------------------------\n";
    cout << " Input the value of x: ";
    cin >> x;
    cout << " Input number of terms: ";
    cin >> n;
    sum = 1;
    no_row = 1;
    for (i = 1; i < n; i++) 
    {
        no_row = no_row * x / (float)i;
        sum = sum + no_row;
    }
    cout << " The sum  is : " << sum << endl;
}

Sample Output:

 Display the sum of the series [ 1+x+x^2/2!+x^3/3!+....]               
------------------------------------------------------------           
 Input the value of x: 3                                               
 Input number of terms: 5                                              
 The sum  is : 16.375   

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C++ Programming: Tips of the Day

What is a smart pointer and when should I use one?

This answer is rather old, and so describes what was 'good' at the time, which was smart pointers provided by the Boost library. Since C++11, the standard library has provided sufficient smart pointers types, and so you should favour the use of std::unique_ptr, std::shared_ptr and std::weak_ptr.

There was also std::auto_ptr. It was very much like a scoped pointer, except that it also had the "special" dangerous ability to be copied - which also unexpectedly transfers ownership.

It was deprecated in C++11 and removed in C++17, so you shouldn't use it.

std::auto_ptr<MyObject> p1 (new MyObject());
std::auto_ptr<MyObject> p2 = p1; // Copy and transfer ownership. 
                                 // p1 gets set to empty!
p2->DoSomething(); // Works.
p1->DoSomething(); // Oh oh. Hopefully raises some NULL pointer exception.

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