I've been stuck on this question for awhile. Q: Square numbers 1, 4, 9, 16, 25.... are the values of the function s(n)=n^2, when n is a positive integer. The triangular numbers t(n)=(n(n+1))/2 are the numbers t(1)=1, t(2)=3, t(3)=6, t(4)=10. Prove: For all positive integers n, s(n+1) = t(n) + t(n+1) I've tride alot of things and come to the conclusion that I cant get my answer by using polynomials. I think that if you subsitiute t(n)=(n(n+1))/2 into the equation and simplify to get (n+1)^2 I will be done. My problem is that I'm having troubles doing this. Any sugestions???