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If you want to add up all the numbers 1 through anything, like 1 through 100, or 1 through 23, there’s actually an easy way to do it. You might think you’d have to grab your calculator and manually add up 1+2+3+4…, all the way until you get to your ending number. But there’s a much faster way to do this addition problem; it’s by turning it into a multiplication problem.

If you’re adding the numbers 1-n, the quick trick is to use the formula (n/2)(n+1). So if for example you’re trying to add up all the numbers 1-64, then you know right away that the sum of all those numbers is (64/2)(64+1)=32*65. As you can see, the tedious, time-consuming addition problem becomes a simple multiplication problem.

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Hi, I’m Krista! I make math courses to keep you from banging your head against the wall. ;)

Math class was always so frustrating for me. I’d go to a class, spend hours on homework, and three days later have an “Ah-ha!” moment about how the problems worked that could have slashed my homework time in half. I’d think, “WHY didn’t my teacher just tell me this in the first place?!”

So I started tutoring to keep other people out of the same aggravating, time-sucking cycle. Since then, I’ve recorded tons of videos and written out cheat-sheet style notes and formula sheets to help every math student—from basic middle school classes to advanced college calculus—figure out what’s going on, understand the important concepts, and pass their classes, once and for all. Interested in getting help? Learn more here: http://www.kristakingmath.com

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