Hello I was having trouble with this problem and was wondering if anybody could help me with it. Show that if the sum of the first p terms of an arithmetic progression is equal to the sum of the first q terms, where p q, then the sum of the first p + q terms must be zero.
I do not really know where to start; I came up with this but it is not helpful:
which of course shows that p = q even though it does not.
Thanks and happy new year!