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1(2)+2(3)+3(4)+...+n(n+1)= n(n+1)(n+2)/2

using the mathematical induction.
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    1(2)+2(3)+3(4)+...+n(n+1)= n(n+1)(n+2)/3
    (Note: The denominator is 3, not 2)

    Basis: n=1
    1(2)=2
    1(2)(3)/3=2
    n=1 is valid.

    Assume:
    1(2)+2(3)+3(4)+...+k(k+1)= k(k+1)(k+2)/3
    is valid for k=n
    then try to prove that the relation is valid for k=n+1.

    1(2)+2(3)+3(4)+...+n(n+1) + (n+1)(n+2)
    = n(n+1)(n+2)/3 + (n+1)(n+2)
    = ( n(n+1)(n+2)+3(n+1)(n+2) )/3
    = ( n^3+6*n^2+11*n+6 )/3
    = (n+1)(n+2)(n+3)/3
    = (n+1)*(n+1 +1)*(n+1 +2)/3
    which means that the expression is valid also for n+1. QED

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