Python Example – Write a Python program to calculate the harmonic sum of n-1

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Write a Python program to calculate the harmonic sum of n-1.
Note: The harmonic sum is the sum of reciprocals of the positive integers.

Example:
harmonic series

 

Sample Solution:

Python Code:


def harmonic_sum(n):
  if n < 2:
    return 1
  else:
    return 1 / n + (harmonic_sum(n - 1))
    
print(harmonic_sum(7))
print(harmonic_sum(4))

Sample Output:

2.5928571428571425                                                                                            
2.083333333333333

 

Write a Python program to calculate the harmonic sum of n-1

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