In mathematics, the Nth harmonic number is defined to be 1 + 1/2 + 1/3 + 1/4 + … + 1/N. So, the first harmonic number is 1, the second is 1.5, the third is 1.83333… and so on. Write an expression whose value is the 8th harmonic number.

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In mathematics, the Nth harmonic number is defined to be 1 + 1/2 + 1/3 + 1/4 + … + 1/N. So, the first harmonic number is 1, the second is 1.5, the third is 1.83333… and so on. Write an expression whose value is the 8th harmonic number.

LANGUAGE: JAVA

CHALLENGE:

In mathematics, the Nth harmonic number is defined to be 1 + 1/2 + 1/3 + 1/4 + … + 1/N. So, the first harmonic number is 1, the second is 1.5, the third is 1.83333… and so on. Write an expression whose value is the 8th harmonic number.

SOLUTION:


1.0  / 7.0 + 1.0 / 6.0 + 1.0 / 5.0 + 1.0 / 4.0 + 1.0 / 3.0 + 1.0 / 2.0 + 1 + 1.0/8.0

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