I need someone to check my final answer

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Homework Statement


If I was to work out the sum of all the even numbers between 1000 and 2000, am I correct in saying that there are exactly 600 even numbers?
Therefore, is the final answer 959400?

Could someone please confirm this?
Thank you.

Homework Equations


Sum = n/2[(2a+(n-1)d]
where n is the number of terms, a is the first term and d is the difference between each term.


The Attempt at a Solution



a=1000
d=2
n=600
 
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Homework Statement


If I was to work out the sum of all the even numbers between 1000 and 2000, am I correct in saying that there are exactly 600 even numbers?
Why would you think there are "exactly 600 even numbers" in 999 consective integers?

Therefore, is the final answer 959400?

Could someone please confirm this?
Thank you.

Homework Equations


Sum = n/2[(2a+(n-1)d]
where n is the number of terms, a is the first term and d is the difference between each term.


The Attempt at a Solution



a=1000
d=2
n=600
The answer depends upon whether "between 1000 and 2000" means "including 1000 and 2000" or not.

Another very nice formula for the sum of an arithmetic series is
[tex]n\left(\frac{a_1+ a_n}{2}\right)[/tex]
where a1[/sup] and an are the first and last numbers in an arithmetic sequence of n numbers. However, there are a lot more than 600 even numbers between 1000 and 2000!
 

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