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October 23, 2014

Posted by **Dawn** on Monday, May 26, 2008 at 7:34pm.

Okay, Their is a set of stairs made up of blocks. For three steps, its 6 blocks. The question is asking how many i would need for a 20 step staircase, and i could draw it out...but i don't want to do it that way. I'm trying to get and expression. When i put in into an Output Inpout chart, i see that the output numbers increse by one each time...but i don't know what to do after that!

Could somebody please help me a.s.a.p!

Thanks.......i'm still working on it. Sry for any spelling or grammer that is really bad---i was in a rush!

- Math (HELP!) -
**Reiny**, Monday, May 26, 2008 at 11:06pmstep(1) = 1

step(2) = 3

step (3) = 6

..

..

step(n) = n(n+1)/2

so step(20) = 20(21)/2 = 210

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