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Homework Help: Discrete Question

  1. Mar 2, 2010 #1
    Can anyone help me out with this one?


    I need to find an explicit formula for:

    n 2
    ∑ i
    i=1

    I was already asked to find the explicit polynomial formula for the above equation which is

    n·(n + 1)·(2·n + 1)
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    6

    I'm not sure on what the difference is between the 2 formulas.

    Thanks
     
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  3. Mar 3, 2010 #2

    Gib Z

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    Welcome to PF.

    You are correction in your suspicion, the explicit polynomial formula is also the explicit formula.
     
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