After solving all 6 problems, I just remembered a very fast, easy and awesome way to solve other problems like these 6 problems. (Note: You can easily prove my equations!)

Back to our easy equations:

\( 1={ 1 }^{ 2 } \)

\( 1+2+1={ 2 }^{ 2 } \)

\( 1+2+3+2+1={ 3 }^{ 2 } \)

...

And:
\( 1={ 1 } \)

\( 1+2=\frac { 2\times (2+1) }{ 2 } \)

\( 1+2+3=\frac { 3\times (3+1) }{ 2 }\)

...

These are very simple right, I think you can prove them easily. But there is a question: Can you calculate quickly this sum: \( 1 + 4 + 7 + ... + 34 = ? \)

My answer is: Yes, you can! But how?

Using this sum above
First, calculate the total terms of this sum:
Numbers of Terms \(= \frac { ( \text{ The last term - The first term} ) } { \text{ The difference between each term}} +1 \).

In this equation, the number of terms is: \( \frac { 34-1 }{ 3 } +1=12 \)

Our first step is completed, now move to the next step To sum this equation, use this: The sum \(= \frac {{ ( \text{The first term + The last term}) \times} {\text {Number of terms }}}{2} \)

So in this equation: The sum is: \(\frac { (34+1)\times 12 }{ 2 } =210\)

This is my solution, and you can use it in all arithmetic series. I hope to discuss more with all of you.

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TopNewestThank you for your help! – Dang Anh Tu · 2 years, 6 months ago

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Oh, thank you. I am just a newbie here! – Dang Anh Tu · 2 years, 6 months ago

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– Calvin Lin Staff · 2 years, 6 months ago

Looks great! You are a fast learner.Log in to reply

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italicised.I edited the first few paragraphs of your note, to give you an example. You can edit it to see the changes that I made. – Calvin Lin Staff · 2 years, 6 months ago

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