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    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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