# C++ program to calculate sum of the first n natural numbers

A natural number is a number that occurs commonly and obviously in nature. As such, it is a whole, non-negative number. The set of natural numbers, denoted N, can be defined in either of two ways:

N = {0, 1, 2, 3, ...}
N = (1, 2, 3, 4, ...}

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C++ Flow Control

### Sum of the first n natural numbers can be calculated using the for loop or the formula.

sum = n(n+1)/2

#### The for loop is to calculate sum of the first n natural numbers is

For loop is run from 1 to n. In each iteration of  the loop, the value of i is added to the sum. So, the sum of the first n natural numbers is obtained.
1+2+3+4+5.....+n

### Example: formula is to calculate sum of the first n natural numbers

#### Output

Enter a positive integer: 10
Sum of first 10 natural numbers is 55

### Example: for loop is to calculate sum of natural numbers

#### Output

Enter a positive integer: 10
Sum of first 10 natural numbers is 55