# What’s your alternative solution? Challenge #5

### Adrian ・1 min read

Challenges (50 Part Series)

# About this series

This is series of daily JavaScript coding challenges... for both beginners and advanced users.

Each day I’m gone present you a very simple coding challenge, together with the solution. The solution is intentionally written in a didactic way using classic JavaScript syntax in order to be accessible to coders of all levels.

Solutions are designed with increase level of complexity.

## Today’s coding challenge

```
Calculate the sum of numbers from 1 to 10.
```

(scroll down for solution)

## Code newbies

If you are a code newbie, try to work on the solution on your own. After you finish it, or if you need help, please consult the provided solution.

## Advanced developers

Please provide alternative solutions in the comments below.

You can solve it using functional concepts or solve it using a different algorithm... or just solve it using the latest ES innovations.

By providing a new solution you can show code newbies different ways to solve the same problem.

## Solution

```
// Solution for challenge05
var sum = 0;
for(var i = 1; i <= 10; i++)
{
sum += i;
}
println(sum);
```

To quickly verify this solution, copy the code above in this coding editor and press "Run".

Note: The solution was originally designed for codeguppy.com environment, and therefore is making use of

`println`

. This is the almost equivalent of`console.log`

in other environments. Please feel free to use your preferred coding playground / environment when implementing your solution.

Challenges (50 Part Series)

This will work with any number of input numbers, as long as input starts from 1 to n and they are all integers.

Sample Runs:

sumFrom1ToN(10); // 55

sumFrom1ToN(5); // 15

Could be be adapted to a oneliner, but I prefer readability over brevity.

Adapted to a function which can take any number higher than 0:

I'd suggest using CodePen, it's got a far better interface than codeguppy