math
posted by Meghan on .
use the method of Gauss to find the sum.
2+4+6+...+300
is it 300(300+2)/2 = 45300

close, but incorrect
there are only 150 terms in the sequence 2,4,6,.. 300
so according to Gauss, it would be
150(2+300)/2
= 22650
Proof: long way
a = 2 , d = 2
t(n) = a+(n1)d
300 = 2 + (n1)2
300 = 2 + 2n  2
n = 150
S(150) = (150/2)(4 + 149(2))
= 22650