# taylor series expansion

• 10-23-2002
noor_mirza
taylor series expansion
Hello,

I'm writing a program to calculate the value of e^x using taylor series expansion as my algorithm( e^x= 1 + x + (x^2)/(2!) + (x^3)/(3!)+......(x^n)/(n!)) . I think I'm going wrong somewhere within the while loop. Can you please help me out?
Thanks

Code:

```#include <iostream> #include <cmath> #include <iomanip> int main() {   double xvalue, factorial, ex, nthterm, factnum, numerator, sumofterms;   double xcount = 1;   numerator = pow(xvalue,factnum);   factorial *= (factnum - xcount);   nthterm = (numerator / factorial);   cout<< "This program will calculate the value\n"       << "of e^x using the Taylor Series Expansion Method\n"       << endl;   cout<< "Please enter a value for 'x' for which you need to calculte"       << endl;   cin>> xvalue;   cout<< endl;   while(nthterm > 10E-6)   {     while(xcount != factnum)     {       factorial *= (factnum - xcount);       factnum++;     }     sumofterms += nthterm;   cout<< "This program will calculate the value\n"       << "of e^x using the Taylor Series Expansion Method\n"       << endl;   cout<< "Please enter a value for 'x' for which you need to calculate"       << endl;   cin>> xvalue;   cout<< endl;   while(nthterm > 10E-6)   {     while(xcount != factnum)     {       factorial *= (factnum - xcount);       factnum++;     }     sumofterms += nthterm;   }   ex = 1+xvalue+sumofterms;   cout<< ex;   cout<< endl;   return 0; }```

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• 10-23-2002
kermi3
I am posting this because you did not use code tags on this thread. In the furture please use Code Tags. They make your code MUCH easier to read and people will be much more likely to help you if you do. And they'll be happy about helping you ;)

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