Here is a C program to find sum of harmonic series till N^{th} term. **Harmonic series** is a sequence of terms formed by taking the reciprocals of an arithmetic progression.

Let a, a+d, a+2d, a+3d .... a+nd be AP till n+1 terms with **a** and **d** as first term and common difference respectively. Then corresponding Harmonic series will be

**1/a, 1/(a+d), 1/(a+2d), 1/(a+3d) .... 1/(a+nd)**.

N^{th} term of AP is ** a + (n – 1)d**

Hence, N^{th} term of HP is reciprocal of N^{th} term of AP, that is ** 1/(a + (n – 1)d) **

where, **a** is first term of AP and **d** is the common difference.

## C program to print harmonic progression series and it's sum till N terms

In this program, we first take number of terms, first term and common difference as input from user using scanf function. Then we calculate the harmonic series using above formula(by adding common difference to previous term denominator) inside a for loop. We keep on adding the current term's value to sum variable.

#include <stdio.h> #include <stdlib.h> int main() { int terms, i, first, denominator, diff; float sum = 0.0; printf("Enter the number of terms in HP series\n"); scanf("%d", &terms); printf("Enter denominator of first term and common difference of HP series\n"); scanf("%d %d", &first, &diff); /* print the series and add all elements to sum */ denominator = first; printf("HP SERIES\n"); for(i = 0; i < terms; i++) { printf("1/%d ", denominator); sum += 1/(float)denominator; denominator += diff; } printf("\nSum of the HP series till %d terms is %f\n", terms, sum); return 0; }Output

Enter the number of terms in HP series 5 Enter denominator of first term and common difference of HP series 2 4 HP SERIES 1/2 1/6 1/10 1/14 1/18 Sum of the HP series till 5 terms is 0.893651

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