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    numbers in sequence and series

    I am told the first n term of a sequence is n^{2}, and told to find the 10^{th} term in the sequence, and the smallest value of r for which the r^{th} term exceeds 10 000. By using the left side of the formula
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sum_{r=1}^n r^2 = \frac{1}{6} n (n+1)(2n+1) I think I can find the tenth term but I am unsure how to find the smallest value of r for which the r^{th} term exceeds 10 000.
    any hints or guidance would be well met. Thankyou.
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    Quote Originally Posted by riptorn70 View Post
    I am told the first n term of a sequence is n^{2}, and told to find the 10^{th} term in the sequence, and the smallest value of r for which the r^{th} term exceeds 10 000. By using the left side of the formula
    <br />
sum_{r=1}^n r^2 = \frac{1}{6} n (n+1)(2n+1) I think I can find the tenth term but I am unsure how to find the smallest value of r for which the r^{th} term exceeds 10 000.
    any hints or guidance would be well met. Thankyou.
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    numbers in sequence and series

    Sorry, here is the question as given:
    The sum first term of a sequence is .Find the term in the sequence, and the smallest value of for which the term exceeds 10 000.

    My idea(s):

    By using the left side of the formula
    I think I can find the tenth term but I am unsure how to find the smallest value of for which the term exceeds 10 000.

    (forgive me for any inconvenience)
    any hints or guidance would be well met. Thankyou.
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    Quote Originally Posted by riptorn70 View Post
    Sorry, here is the question as given:
    The sum first term of a sequence is .Find the term in the sequence, and the smallest value of for which the term exceeds 10 000.

    My idea(s):

    By using the left side of the formula
    I think I can find the tenth term but I am unsure how to find the smallest value of for which the term exceeds 10 000.

    (forgive me for any inconvenience)
    any hints or guidance would be well met. Thankyou.
    The sum of the first n odd numbers is n^2 .....

    This sum is an arithmetic series with first term equal to 1 and the common difference equal to 2.
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    Thankyou dearly for the hint.
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