(a) Compute the sum \[ 101^2 - 97^2 + 93^2 - 89^2 + \cdots + 5^2 - 1^2.\]
(b) Compute the sum \[ (a +(2n+1)d)^2- (a + (2n)d)^2 +(a + (2n-1)d)^2 - (a+(2n-2)d)^2 + \cdots + (a+d)^2 - a^2.\]
I would prefer it if the answers are not in latex. Thank you so much for helping me
Question in LaTeX format. welcom
I don't get it is 5304 the answer for the first one? and could you explain a bit more on how you got there?