Python Program to Find Sum of Natural Numbers Using Recursion

In this program, you'll learn to find the sum of natural numbers using recursive function.

To understand this example, you should have the knowledge of the following Python programming topics:

In the program below, we've used a recursive function recur_sum() to compute the sum up to the given number.

Source Code

# Python program to find the sum of natural using recursive function

def recur_sum(n):
   if n <= 1:
       return n
   else:
       return n + recur_sum(n-1)

# change this value for a different result
num = 16

if num < 0:
   print("Enter a positive number")
else:
   print("The sum is",recur_sum(num))

Output

The sum is 136

Note: To test the program for another number, change the value of num.