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A History Lesson

Math brain teasers require computations to solve.

 

Puzzle ID:#17117
Fun:*** (2.64)
Difficulty:** (1.88)
Category:Math
Submitted By:toast9897Aus****
Corrected By:Pop_Qla

 

 

 



When Carl Friedrich Gauss was six years old (back in 1783), his schoolteacher asked the students to add up all the numbers from 1 to 100. Unfortunately for the teacher, who was hoping to keep the class occupied, it took young Gauss only a few seconds to work out the answer. Can you figure out what Gauss did to come up with the answer?

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