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what is the sum of the odd numbers 1-2009

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    number of terms ---- n
    a=1
    term(n) = a + (n-1)d
    2009 = 1 + (n-1)2
    2009 = 1 + 2n - 2
    2n = 2010
    n = 1005

    sum = (1005/2) (1 + 2009) = 1010025

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