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So this is a common cause of adding numbers together with large numbers (IDK what its called)

Basically, the equation is: Add the First and last term. (in your case it's 2009). Then divide by 2, and multiply by a number of numbers in that said sequence.

So how do we how many numbers there are in the sequence? We can use the Explicit function: F(x) = 1+3 (x-1), where f(1)=1. This means that 2008-1 = 2007/3 = 669. This means there are 70 terms. So we have 2009/2) x 70. Or 2009 x 35 which is equal to 70315.

To double-check my work, I used Wolfram Alpha!

Imnotamaster Oct 26, 2021