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Table of contents
1.
Introduction
2.
Code
2.1.
Method 1: Using For Loop
3.
Method 2: Using While Loop
4.
Method 3: Using Do-while Loop
5.
FAQs
6.
Key Takeaways
Last Updated: Mar 27, 2024
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Natural Numbers Program using C

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Introduction

Natural Numbers are non-negative whole numbers starting from 1, i.e. a set of positive integers {1,2,3,....................... so on}. Natural numbers are used for counting or ordering {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11…}

To print all the natural numbers from 1 to n, we will use loop statements of C language to carry out the program. 

 

Code

This program allows the user to enter an integer. Using For loop, we will print the list of natural numbers from 1 to the entered value.

Method 1: Using For Loop

In this method, we will take a for loop and iterate a variable i from 1 to the user entered limit n by incrementing by 1 through every loop. Then, inside the loop we will print each number(i) up to n.

#include<stdio.h>
void main() {
int i,n=14;
for(i=1;i<=n;i++){
printf("%d ", i);
}
printf("\n");
}

Output

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

Also see, Short int in C Programming

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Method 2: Using While Loop

In this method, we will take a while loop and iterate a variable i from 1 to the user entered limit n by incrementing by 1 through every loop. Then, inside the loop we will print each number(i) up to n.

#include<stdio.h>
void main() {
int n=7;
int i=1;
while(i<=n){
printf("%d ", i);
i++;
}
printf("\n");
}

Output

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

You can also read about dynamic array in c, and Tribonacci Series

Method 3: Using Do-while Loop

In this method, we will take a do while loop and iterate a variable i from 1 to the user entered limit n by incrementing by 1 through every loop. Then, inside the loop we will print each number(i) up to n.

#include<stdio.h>
void main() {
int n=17;
int i=1;
do{
printf("%d ", i);
i++;
}while(i<=n);
printf("\n");
}

Output

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

You can practice by yourself with the help of an online C compiler.

Time Complexity: O(N) for all the codes because we have used only one loop for printing the numbers

Space Complexity: O(1)
Check out this problem - First Missing Positive 

FAQs

  1. What is a natural number in C?
    Natural Numbers are non-negative whole numbers starting from 1, i.e. a set of positive integers {1,2,3,....................... so on}. Natural numbers are used for counting or ordering.
     
  2. How can we print natural numbers in C?
    The user enters a number n. We take a loop from 1 to n, and print all the numbers one by one.
     
  3. Which loops can be used to print natural numbers in C?
    All the looping statements like for, while and do-while can be used to print all the natural numbers upto n in C.

Key Takeaways

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