Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Pronunciation of a Summation

  1. Jun 22, 2009 #1
    How would you say this in words?

    Attached Files:

    • Sum.doc
      File size:
      15.5 KB
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2009
  2. jcsd
  3. Jun 22, 2009 #2


    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor

    "The sum, as n ranges from 1 to 24, of 2n-1".
  4. Jun 22, 2009 #3
    I just see "attachments pending approval", but from what hallsoflvy said, I think you could also say

    "the sum from n equals 1 to 24 of 2n-1"
    "the sum of 2n-1 from n=1 to 24"

    or since n is the only variable:
    "the sum of 2n-1 from 1 to 24"
    "the sum from 1 to 24 of 2n-1"
  5. Jun 22, 2009 #4
    Wouldn't get too caught up in the notation as long as you know what it means, then you're fine.
  6. Jun 23, 2009 #5


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    Right, this is probably what I'd say since there's just one variable.
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Similar Discussions: Pronunciation of a Summation
  1. Pronunciation Problem (Replies: 8)

  2. Summation question (Replies: 3)

  3. Summation Verification (Replies: 6)