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Calculate the sum 1+4+7+....+31.

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flowerelia | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted May 29, 2009 at 11:34 PM via web

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Calculate the sum 1+4+7+....+31.

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ayush01 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted July 7, 2012 at 6:30 AM (Answer #1)

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Here

First term(a)=1

last term(b)=31

common difference(d)=4-1=3

we have,

tn=a+(n-1)d.....(where n=no. of terms)

b=a+(n-1)d 

31=1+(n-1)3

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n=11

Thus, 31 is the 11th term.

Now, sum of 11 terms of the given A.S(Sn)

=n/2*(a+b)

=11/2*(1+31)

=11/2*32

=11*16

=176

thus, the sum of n terms, in this case all of them, is 176.

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nick12 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 29, 2009 at 11:42 PM (Answer #2)

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2n-1

n=16

16^2=256

the answer is 256

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giorgiana1976 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

Posted May 30, 2009 at 1:18 AM (Answer #3)

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1+(1+3)+(1+2*3)+....+(1+10*3)

=(1+1+...+1)+3*(1+2+3+...+10)=

=11+ (1+10)*30/2=11(1+15)=176

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fahad-alfahad | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 31, 2009 at 3:18 PM (Answer #4)

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sum = n/2*(a+L) {n=number of term ,a=first term ,L=last term)

sum = 10/2 * ( 1 + 31 )

sum = 5 * 32 = 160

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aj11 | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted June 2, 2009 at 10:05 AM (Answer #5)

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If you see carefully, you can find that this is the sum of arithmetic sequence by the number of 3

The sum of arithmetic sequence is  n/2*(a+L) {n=number of term ,a=first term ,L=last term)

Then.10/2 * ( 1 + 31 )=5 * 32 = 160

 

 

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muneepenee | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 30, 2011 at 11:29 PM (Answer #6)

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31+1=32, 28+4=32, 25+7=32...

sum=6*32=192

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