# Evaluate the sum (1) ( 2 problems )

#### shamieh

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Evaluate the sum
$$\displaystyle \sum_{i=2}^{99}((i + 1)^2 - i^2))$$

So I found the pattern and got
$$\displaystyle ((3^2) - 2^2)) + ((4)^2 - (3)^2)) + ((5^2) - (4)^2)$$ ... etc etc

$$\displaystyle 100^2 -2^2 = 9,996?$$ Is this correct?

#2 Evaluate the sum

$$\displaystyle \sum_{i=2}^{100}(i^2 -(i - 2)^2)$$

and got: $$\displaystyle 100^2 + 99^2 - 1 = 19,800$$. Is this correct?

#### MarkFL

1.) $$\displaystyle S=\sum_{k=2}^{99}\left((k+1)^2-k^2 \right)$$
$$\displaystyle S=\sum_{k=2}^{99}\left(2k+1 \right)=99(100)-2+98=9996$$
2.) $$\displaystyle S=\sum_{k=2}^{100}\left(k^2-(k-2)^2 \right)$$
$$\displaystyle S=4\sum_{k=1}^{99}\left(k \right)=2\cdot99(100)=19800$$