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I can make my program give the correct answer using the sum(x) function, but i can't use the sum(x) function. is there a way to use either a for or while loop to accomplish the same thing. my present code is:
clear all;
close all;
w = [1,1.2,.8,1];
x = [75, 80, 65, 78];
wa = 75;
for i = 1:1:length(x);
wa(i) = x(i)*w(i);
this yeilds the 75.25 answer that i should get. is there some simple that will fix the sum(wa(1:i)./i) I know that i can use the finite fix of wa(1)+wa(2)+...+wa(i), but i need it to work for any number of indexis of wa. as sum(wa(1:i)) does.

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Sean de Wolski
Sean de Wolski on 12 Sep 2012
Edited: Sean de Wolski on 12 Sep 2012
Okay code golf:

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Matt Fig
Matt Fig on 12 Sep 2012
If you don't need all of the wa, you should just do a running sum.
w = [1,1.2,.8,1];
x = [75, 80, 65, 78];
wa = 0;
for ii = 1:1:length(x);
wa = wa + x(ii)*w(ii);


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