anonymous
  • anonymous
If a crowd of people decided to make a human pyramid, with one person on the top row, two on the second, three on the third, etc, and there are 149 rows, how many people participated?
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anonymous
  • anonymous
arithmetic sequence...
anonymous
  • anonymous
Okay, so you got yourself here a 2 step problem. first off you need to find the last term. So, you can do taht with one simple formula, and that is a(n)=(n-1)d, where d is 1 and n is 149
anonymous
  • anonymous
So, solve for all that, and you get 148=a(n) (read a sub n), soooo, now you have another formula... : S=n/2 (a1+a(n)). Now, substitute 149/2 (148+1), and you geeeet 149

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