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Posted by on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 3:06am.

1.(A)(i)Show that 2+4+6+8+..+2n=n(n+1).
(ii)Find the sum of the first 200 even numbers.
(iii)Find the sum of the first 200 odd numbers.
(B)(i)Use the formula at the beginning of the question to find the sum of the first 2n natural numbers.
(ii)Find a formula, in its simplest form, for 1+3+5+7+9+...+(2n-1)

  • Math - , Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 5:15am

    using induction
    if n=1, 2 = 1(2) = 2

    assuming true for n=k,
    check for n=k+1:
    2+...+2k+2k+2
    = k(k+1) + 2k+2
    = k(k+1) + 2(k+1)
    = (k+1)(k+2)
    as desired.

    1+3+5+...+(2n-1) = n^2

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