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The formula for the sum of squares of integer between 1 and n is n(n+1)(2n+1) / 6 = 1^2 + 2^2 + … + n^2. The is the value of 11^2 + 12^2 + … + 20^2?

A. 2470
B. 2475
C. 2480
D. 2485
E. 2490
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[GMAT math practice question]

The formula for the sum of squares of integer between 1 and n is n(n+1)(2n+1) / 6 = 1^2 + 2^2 + … + n^2. The is the value of 11^2 + 12^2 + … + 20^2?

A. 2470
B. 2475
C. 2480
D. 2485
E. 2490

Sum of squares from 1 to 20 $$= \frac{20*21*41}{6} = 2870$$ (use the formula given)

Sum of squares from 1 to 10 $$= \frac{10*11*21}{6} = 385$$

Hence sum of squares from 11 to 20 $$=$$ Sum of squares from 1 to 20 $$-$$ sum of squares from 1 to 10 $$= 2870-385 = 2485$$

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27 Sep 2017, 01:39
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11^2 + 12^2 + … + 20^2
= ( 1^2 + 2^2 + … + 20^2 ) – (1^2 + 2^2 + … + 10^2)
= 20∙21∙41/6 - 10∙11∙21/6
= 2870 – 385
= 2485

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