We have discussed how Gauss was able to devise a clever way to add the first positive integers at a very young age in a few minutes. We generalized his method and have also seen the link between the sum and the area of a triangle. In both discussions, we have shown that the sum of the […]

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# Posts tagged with 'sum of first n natural numbers'

## Linking sum of counting numbers to triangle area

We have discussed how Gauss was able to add the first 100 counting numbers, and we found ways how to generalize his method. In this post, we connect his method to the calculation of the area of triangles. Adding the first few counting numbers is easy. However, as the numbers become larger, counting becomes harder. […]

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