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The function f(x) is defined as f(x+1) = f(x) + 5

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The function f(x) is defined as f(x+1) = f(x) + 5. If f(0) = 37, what is the sum of f(3) + f(4) +.... f(10)?

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Re: The function f(x) is defined as f(x+1) = f(x) + 5  [#permalink]

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f(x+1) = f(x)+5
put x = 0, then
f(1) = f(0)+5
f(1) = 42
Similarly f(2) = 42+5 = 47; f(3) = 47+5 = 52.
Its an AP series, with a as 52 and d as 5.
n = 8.
\(S_8 = \frac{n}{2}[2a+(n-1)d]\)
\(S_8 = 4[104+35]\)
\(S_8 = 4*139 = 556\)

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