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zmudz
 one year ago
The closed form sum of
\(12 \left[ 1^2 \cdot 2 + 2^2 \cdot 3 + \ldots + n^2 (n+1) \right]\)
for \(n \geq 1\) is \(n(n+1)(n+2)(an+b).\) Find \(an + b\).
zmudz
 one year ago
The closed form sum of \(12 \left[ 1^2 \cdot 2 + 2^2 \cdot 3 + \ldots + n^2 (n+1) \right]\) for \(n \geq 1\) is \(n(n+1)(n+2)(an+b).\) Find \(an + b\).

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You can use equations (22) and (23) from here: http://mathworld.wolfram.com/PowerSum.html

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0$$S=12\sum_{k=1}^n k^2(k+1)=12\left(\sum_{k=1}^n k^3+\sum_{k=1}^n k^2\right)=12\cdot\left(\frac{n^2(n+1)^2}4+\frac{n(n+1)(2n+1)}6\right)$$

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so$$n(n+1)\left(3n(n+1)+2(2n+1)\right)$$

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0now consider $$3n(n+1)+2(2n+1)=3n^2+7n+2=3n^2+6n+n+2=(n+2)(3n+1)$$
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