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## simple question

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ok so i was playing around with asm and did this simple program:
.model small
.stack 100h
.data

sum dw ?

.code
extrn Writeint:proc, Crlf:proc

main proc
mov ax,@data
mov ds,ax
mov dx,1
mov bx,10
mov ax,0

L1:
add ax,dx
add dx,dx
mov sum,ax
call Writeint
call Crlf
loop L1

mov ax,4c00h
int 21h

main endp
end main

....it adds 1+2+4+8+16+32.........+1024

im just wondering how would i change this code  to do

-1 + 2 -3 +4 -5 + 6 .......+ (-1 )^n N ?

### RE: simple question

if I understood correctly:

make dx=1 and subtract from ax then add 2 to dx then add to ax.

pseudo code-ish:

ax=0h        ;start value=0h
dx=01h       ;start adjuster=01h
cx=01h       ;number of results
loop:        ;start of loop
sub ax,dx    ;perform first calculation in loop
call printax ;print result
dec cx       ;decrease number of results required
cmp cx,0h    ;if more results=0
je loopend   ;then jump to end
add dx,02h   ;adjust dx
add ax,dx    ;perform second calculation in loop
call printax ;print result
dec cx       ;decrease number of results required
cmp cx,0h    ;if more results=0
je loopend   ;then jump to end
add dx,02h   ;adjust dx
jmp loop     ;jump to start of loop
loopend:     ;no more results required, exit loop

i think something like this should produce then results you require. notice on each calculation 2 is added to dx and alternately a sub then an add is performed on ax.
i have used cx as the number of results required.
although the dec operation sets the zero field in flags i have put a compare operation for clarity.

i hope this helps.

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