# How to find the sum of elements of a Vector using STL in C++?

Given a vector, find the sum of the elements of this vector using STL in C++.

Example:

```Input: vec = {1, 45, 54, 71, 76, 12}
Output: 259

Input: vec = {1, 7, 5, 4, 6, 12}
Output: 35
```

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Approach: Sum can be found with the help of accumulate() function provided in STL.

Syntax:

```accumulate(first_index, last_index, initial value of sum);
```

 `// C++ program to find the sum ` `// of Array using accumulate() in STL ` ` `  `#include ` `using` `namespace` `std; ` ` `  `int` `main() ` `{ ` `    ``// Get the vector ` `    ``vector<``int``> a = { 1, 45, 54, 71, 76, 12 }; ` ` `  `    ``// Print the vector ` `    ``cout << ``"Vector: "``; ` `    ``for` `(``int` `i = 0; i < a.size(); i++) ` `        ``cout << a[i] << ``" "``; ` `    ``cout << endl; ` ` `  `    ``// Find the sum of the vector ` `    ``cout << ``"\nSum = "` `         ``<< accumulate(a.begin(), a.end(), 0); ` `    ``return` `0; ` `} `

Output:

```Vector: 1 45 54 71 76 12

Sum = 259
```

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