The nth term of a sequence is given by the formula n^3 + 11n . Find the first four terms of the sequence given by this formula and the first term of the sequence which is bigger than one million. Prove that all terms of the sequence are divisible by 6.

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This can be solved by just working systematically with the information, thinking about which numbers are divisible by 4 and 3, and testing the possibilities.

Modulus arithmetic also provides an efficient way to solve the problem.