How fast can you add the first 1000 positive integers? No calculators allowed (it would take too long, anyway, with a calculator.)

First, take out your stop watch, *ie* cell phone.

Ready?

Start!

Hint Think pairs of numbers. And Gauss!

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# Adding the First 1000 Positive Integers

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How fast can you add the first 1000 positive integers? No calculators allowed (it would take too long, anyway, with a calculator.)

First, take out your stop watch, *ie* cell phone.

Ready?

Start!

Hint Think pairs of numbers. And Gauss!

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