# Matlab Help sequence

• Mar 14th 2010, 09:23 AM
Mathhelpz
Matlab Help sequence
Write a sequence of commands that compute and display the sum of the numbers from 1 to 20, each raised to the fifth power.
• Mar 14th 2010, 01:36 PM
CaptainBlack
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mathhelpz
Write a sequence of commands that compute and display the sum of the numbers from 1 to 20, each raised to the fifth power.

So what have you done?

CB
• Mar 14th 2010, 05:19 PM
Mathhelpz
im thinking

for i = 1:20
x = 5
y = i^x
end
• Mar 14th 2010, 09:56 PM
CaptainBlack
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mathhelpz
im thinking

for i = 1:20
x = 5
y = i^x
end

Have you tried running that code?

CB
• Mar 15th 2010, 07:21 AM
Mathhelpz
clear
clc
x = 5;
for i = 1:20
y = i^x
end

I tested it and seems like all numbers all raised to the fifth power from 1 to 20. How do I display the sum of all of it???
• Mar 15th 2010, 09:34 AM
CaptainBlack
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mathhelpz
clear
clc
x = 5;
for i = 1:20
y = i^x
end

I tested it and seems like all numbers all raised to the fifth power from 1 to 20. How do I display the sum of all of it???

sum([1:20].^5)

CB