(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Write a C++ program to determine and print the sum of the series (1/3 + 1/6 + 1/9 + ... + 1/(3*n)) for a given value of n. In case you don't see the patter, the series can also be written as 1/(3*1) + 1/(3*2) +1/(3*3)+ ... + 1/(3*n). The value of n should be given interactively through the terminal. (You won't get credit if you do not use loops)

2. Relevant equations

[itex]Series = \frac{1}{3} \sum^{n}_{k=1} \frac{1}{k}[/itex]

3. The attempt at a solution

//The following code gives me a final answer of 0. I can't understand why my FOR loop doesn't work. Please help!

#include <iostream>

#include <cmath>

using namespace std;

int main( void )

{

int iN = 0;

int iK = 1;

cout << "Input a positive integer value for n for the summation of 1/(3k), from k=1 to k=n." << endl;

cin >> iN;

if(iN <= 0)

{

cout << "Invalid value for n. Exiting..." << endl;

return 0;

}

double dSum=0.0;

for(iK=1; iK <= iN; iK++)

{

dSum += double(1/iK);

}

cout << "The value of that summation is " << (1/3)*dSum << "." << endl;

return 1;

}

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# Homework Help: C++: Simple summation program won't work correctly

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