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A simple mnemonic to compute sums of powers

Article by Alessandro Mariani

In collections: Easily explained, Fun maths facts, Integerology

We give a simple recursive formula to obtain the general sum of the first \(N\) natural numbers to the \(r\)th power. Our method allows one to obtain the general formula for the \((r+1)\)th power once one knows the general formula for the \(r\)th power. The...

URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/2203.13870v1

PDF: http://arxiv.org/pdf/2203.13870v1

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