Related Articles

# Find the Nth term of the series 2, 15, 41, 80, 132…

• Last Updated : 19 Mar, 2021

Given a number N, the task is to find the Nth term of the series 2, 15, 41, 80, 132….
Examples:

Input: N = 2
Output: 15
Input: N = 5
Output: 132

Approach: From the given series, the formula for Nth term can be found as:

1st term = 2
2nd term = 2 + 1 * 13 = 15
3rd term = 15 + 2 * 13 = 41
4th term = 41 + 3 * 13 = 80
.
.
Nth term = (N - 1)th term
+ (N - 1) * 13

Therefore, the Nth term of the series is given as Below are the steps to find the Nth term using recursion:
Recursively iterate from value N

• Base case: If the value called recursively is 1, then it is the first term of the series. Therefore return 2 from the function.

if(N == 1)
return 2;
•
• Recursive call: If the base case is not met, then recursively iterate from the function according to the Nth term of the series:

(N - 1) * 13 + func(N - 1);
•
• Return statement: At each recursive call(except the base case), return the recursive function for next iteration.

return ((13 * (N - 1))
+ func(N, i + 1));
•

Below is the implementation of the above approach:

## C++

 // C++ program for the above approach #include using namespace std; // Recursive function to find Nth termint nthTerm(int N){    // Base Case    if (N == 1) {        return 2;    }     // Recursive Call according to    // Nth term of the series    return ((N - 1) * 13)           + nthTerm(N - 1);} // Driver Codeint main(){    // Input Nth term    int N = 17;     // Function call    cout << nthTerm(N) << endl;    return 0;}

## Java

 // Java program for the above approach class GFG{ // Recursive function to find Nth termstatic int nthTerm(int N){    // Base Case    if (N == 1)    {        return 2;    }     // Recursive Call according to    // Nth term of the series    return ((N - 1) * 13) +            nthTerm(N - 1);} // Driver Codepublic static void main(String[] args){    // Input Nth term    int N = 17;     // Function call    System.out.print(nthTerm(N) + "\n");}} // This code is contributed by 29AjayKumar

## Python 3

 # Python 3 program for the above approach # Recursive function to find Nth termdef nthTerm(N):         # Base Case    if (N == 1):        return 2     # Recursive Call according to    # Nth term of the series    return ((N - 1) * 13) + nthTerm(N - 1) # Driver Codeif __name__ == '__main__':         # Input Nth term    N = 17     # Function call    print(nthTerm(N)) # This code is contributed by Bhupendra_Singh

## C#

 // C# program for the above approachusing System; public class GFG{ // Recursive function to find Nth termstatic public int nthTerm(int N){    // Base Case    if (N == 1)    {        return 2;    }         // Recursive Call according to    // Nth term of the series    return ((N - 1) * 13) + nthTerm(N - 1);}     // Driver Codestatic public void Main (){    // Input Nth term    int N = 17;         // Function call    Console.WriteLine(nthTerm(N));}} //This code is contributed by shubhamsingh10

## Javascript

 
Output:
1770

Attention reader! Don’t stop learning now. Get hold of all the important mathematical concepts for competitive programming with the Essential Maths for CP Course at a student-friendly price. To complete your preparation from learning a language to DS Algo and many more,  please refer Complete Interview Preparation Course.

My Personal Notes arrow_drop_up