# SOLUTION: Find the pattern. Use the pattern to write an expression for the sum of the whole numbers from 1 to n. Then find the sum of the whole numbers from 1 to 50. The pattern is 1 mo

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 Question 208396This question is from textbook Algebra 1 : Find the pattern. Use the pattern to write an expression for the sum of the whole numbers from 1 to n. Then find the sum of the whole numbers from 1 to 50. The pattern is 1 more than the sum of the previous whole numbers. I don't understand how to find "n". To make an expression or formula to solve the last part.This question is from textbook Algebra 1 Answer by rfer(12660)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Gauss' Formula (n(n+1))/2 or (n^2+n)/2 The highest number in your series of 1 to n. 50(51)/2=25*51=1275