According to the school secretary, the size of the graduating class of Gauss High has steadily increased since the school opened. She claims that the number of graduates each year forms the sequence
In this situation, what does the sequence represent? What does the series represent?
Remember that a sequence is a set of discrete numbers while a series is the sum of those numbers.
th graduation ceremony, how many total graduates are there? Explain how you determined your answer.
The total number of Gauss High graduates after
years can be represented by the graph at right. If the alumni relations committee wants to invite all graduates to a party to celebrate the th anniversary of the school, how may invitations will they need to send?
See part (b).