Good morning! My name is Colin and I’m a mathematician. What can I help you with this week?

(Here is a round-up of the kind of help I can offer: https://colinbeveridge.co.uk/how-can-i-help/ )

I haven't (I appreciate it's a cool and useful thing, but I struggle as much to make sense of graphical conversations as I do textual ones. Or spoken ones, for that matter. Perhaps my problem is just that everybody else is out of touch with reality ;-) )

Would another pair of eyes on the SVG discrepancy help? (Feel free to email if mathstodon isn't the place for this.)

Proof

Let \(S = \sum_{r=1}^n r^2\).

Then \(S = \\

1+\\

2+2+\\

3+3+3+\\

\cdots \\

n+n+n+\cdots+n\)

Also, \(S = \\

n+\\

n+(n-1)+\\

n+(n-1)+(n-2)+\\

\cdots \\

n+(n-1)+(n-2)+\cdots+2+1\)

And \(S = \\

n+\\

(n-1)+n+\\

(n-2)+(n-1)+n+\\

\cdots \\

1+2+3+\cdots+(n-1)+n\)

So \(S+S+S = \\

(2n+1)+\\

(2n+1)+(2n+1)+\\

(2n+1)+(2n+1)+(2n+1)+\\

\cdots \\

(2n+1)+(2n+1)+(2n+1)+\cdots+(2n+1)+(2n+1)\)

i.e., \(3S = (2n+1) \times \frac{n(n+1)}{2}\) or \(S = \frac{1}{6} n(n+1)(2n+1)\) #proofinatoot (via Jeremy Kun)

But for ellipses

We'd have no eclipses

#groot

#reckonthatmustbetrue

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