In response to yesterday’s post, my friend Michael White sent me this very cool image he made:

also, this equality has its own Wikipedia entry, which contains this image, and links to several other explanations:

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May 10, 2010 at 9:01 pm

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December 6, 2011 at 3:47 pm

What formula would be used to for the summation of (the sum of the integers from 1 to n) from 1 to n?…Thank you. I believe the two arguments used are adapted from ones I read in David Park’s “The How and the Why” (or something like that) and Tom Apostol’s “Calculus”. After I wrote the blog post, a friend of mine made this image, which is even mor…