Fall 2018, Siena College

Sum1ToNBetter BlueJ Project

Sum1ToNBetter Source Code

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### Sum1ToNBetter.java

```/*
* Example Sum1ToN - a method that returns the sum of the integer
* values from 1 to a given number -- now using a more efficient
* formula for the computation
*
* Jim Teresco, The College of Saint Rose, CSC 202, Fall 2012
*
* \$Id\$
*/

public class Sum1ToNBetter {

// our method looks like the ones we had before, except this
// one now returns an int
public static int sumNumbersTo(int limit) {

// we just compute this using our mathematical formula
return limit * (limit+1) / 2;
}

public static void main(String[] args) {

// for this example, we will just print out a few of these sums
int firstSum = sumNumbersTo(10);
System.out.println("The sum of the numbers 1-10 is " + firstSum);

int secondSum = sumNumbersTo(82);
System.out.println("The sum of the numbers 1-82 is " + secondSum);

int thirdSum = sumNumbersTo(96352);
System.out.println("The sum of the numbers 1-96352 is " + thirdSum);

// or we can use this within a loop
for (int number = 1; number <= 9; number++) {
// and we can use the value as part of a printout or any other expression
// if we do not want or need to save it in a variable
System.out.println("The sum of the numbers 1-" + number +
" is " + sumNumbersTo(number));
}
}
}
```