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On the Sum of Consecutive \(K\)th Powers

by Jeffrey Nunemacher (Ohio Wesleyan University) and Robert M. Young (Oberlin College)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
October, 1987

Subject classification(s): Famous Problems | Patterns and Sequences | Number Patterns
Applicable Course(s): 4.1 Introduction to Proofs | 4.3 Number Theory

The author provides a direct and elementary proof of the Bernoulli formula for the sum of consecutive \(K\)th powers.

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Capsule Course Topic(s):
Number Theory | Numbers With Special Forms or Properties, Sums of Powers
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