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Broad Topics > Numbers and the Number System > Triangle numbers

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Reciprocal Triangles

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Prove that the sum of the reciprocals of the first n triangular numbers gets closer and closer to 2 as n grows.

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Slick Summing

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Watch the video to see how Charlie works out the sum. Can you adapt his method?

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Speedy Summations

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Watch the video to see how to add together an arithmetic sequence of numbers efficiently.

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Mystic Rose

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Use the animation to help you work out how many lines are needed to draw mystic roses of different sizes.

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Iff

Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

Take a triangular number, multiply it by 8 and add 1. What is special about your answer? Can you prove it?

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Reasonable Algebra

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Use algebra to reason why 16 and 32 are impossible to create as the sum of consecutive numbers.

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Take Ten Sticks

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Take ten sticks in heaps any way you like. Make a new heap using one from each of the heaps. By repeating that process could the arrangement 7 - 1 - 1 - 1 ever turn up, except by starting with it?