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Find the closed form value for this sum: `sum_(i = 1)^n (i^2 + 2*i)`
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The value of `sum_(i=1)^n (i^2 + 2*i)` = `sum_(i = i)^n ( i^2) + sum_(i = 1)^n 2*i`
The sum of the squares of the first n natural numbers is given `n^3/3 + n^2/2 + n/6` and the sum of the first n natural numbers is `n^2/2 + n/2`
`sum_(i = 1)^n i^2 + sum_(i = 1)^n 2*i`
=> `n^3/3 + n^2/2 + n/6 + n^2/2 + n/2`
=> `n^3/3 + n^2 + (2n)/3`
The required value of the sum is `n^3/3 + n^2 + (2n)/3`
Posted by justaguide on October 27, 2011 at 10:44 PM (Answer #1)
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