Find a sum of following arithmatic series
2 + 4 + 6 + 8 + ⋯ + 50
Solving a problem
For instance, to abbreviate the writing of the series 2+4+6+8+⋯+50. Consider following:
2⋅1 + 2⋅2 + 2⋅3 + 2⋅4 + ⋯ + 2⋅25
We can easily say that it follows series 2n. The series begins with the term for n=1 and ends with the term for n=25.
A series can be written in an abbreviated form by using the Greek letter ∑(sigma), called the summation sign.
Using sigma notation, you can write this series as