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April 23rd, 2014, 07:44 AM  #1 
Senior Member Joined: Sep 2013 From: Earth Posts: 827 Thanks: 36  Arithmetic and Geometric progression.
Who knows the history of these progression?

April 23rd, 2014, 08:08 AM  #3 
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Carl Friedrich Gauss, a german mathematician can be credited for the discovery of sum of n terms formula of Arithmetic Progression.

April 23rd, 2014, 08:12 AM  #4 
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I very much doubt that he was the first to come up with it, even though the story does illustrate his brilliance.

April 23rd, 2014, 12:37 PM  #5  
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April 23rd, 2014, 12:42 PM  #6  
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Tellings of the Gauss Anecdote  

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