#include <iostream>
#include <cmath>
using namespace std;

int main ()
{
double n = 1;
double sum = 0 ;
double previous = 0;
double y;
while(fabs(double (sum - previous)) > 0.001)
{
y = -1 (exp(double (n))) / n;                   **<<<Error is here<<<<**
sum += y;
previous = sum - y;
n++;
if (fabs(sum-previous) < 0.001)
{
cout << " The sum is =" << sum << "\n";
}
}

system("pause");
return 0;

}


The error is on line 13 im getting a 1>.\sum.cpp(13) : error C2064: term does not evaluate to a function taking 1 arguments i have no clue why is giving me that error plaease help me out with this one.....thanks in advance...

It thinks -1 is the name of a function. You can't code an algorithm like that. Do you mean -1* (exp(double (n))) / n; ?? (multiplication)

Is there supposed to be something between that -1 and (exp(double (n)))?

While I'm here, why is it (double(n)) and not just n? Given that n is already a double. Likewise line 11.

well on that line what i want to say is (negative one raised to the n power)= numerator...then numerator divided by the n number...how can i go about this in a logical way for c++?

y = (pow(-1.0, n))/n;

ok perfect....thanks alot...the program is running now but is not displaying anything.... the point of the program is to perform the sum of y = (pow(-1.0, n))/n....until absolute value of (sum minus the previous sum) is less than 0.001.... the program immediately stops and displays the sum at that point...any suggestions?

while(fabs(double (sum - previous)) > 0.001)

sum and previous both begin as zero, so sum - previous is zero, so the loop never executes.