# SICP - Solution: Exercise 1.30

## Oct 23, 2018 04:03 · 85 words · 1 minute read

**Exercise 1.30:** The `sum`

procedure above generates a linear recursion. The procedure can be rewritten so that the sum is performed iteratively. Show how to do this by filling in the missing expressions in the following definition:

```
(define (sum term a next b)
(define (iter a result)
(if ⟨??⟩
⟨??⟩
(iter ⟨??⟩ ⟨??⟩)))
(iter ⟨??⟩ ⟨??⟩))
```

**Solution**

The solution is:

```
(define (sum-iter term a next b)
(define (iter a result)
(if (> a b)
result
(iter (next a) (+ result (term a)))))
(iter a 0))
```