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Summing Consecutive Numbers

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1
Start by trying some simple cases; perhaps start by exploring what happens when you add two or three consecutive numbers.


$1 + 2 + 3 = 6$

$2 + 3 + 4 = 9$

Can you explain why the total has gone up by $3$?