You are here

Proof without Words: The Sum of Odd Numbers

by Jeno Lehel

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
April, 1991

Subject classification(s): Geometric Proof | Geometry and Topology | Operations | Arithmetic | Numbers and Computation
Applicable Course(s): 4.1 Introduction to Proofs | 2.6 Math Liberal Arts | 1.3 High School Elementary Algebra

The author presents a geometric proof for the sum of odd numbers.

A pdf copy of the article can be viewed by clicking below. Since the copy is a faithful reproduction of the actual journal pages, the article may not begin at the top of the first page.

To open this file please click here.

These pdf files are furnished by JSTOR.

Classroom Capsules would not be possible without the contribution of JSTOR.

JSTOR provides online access to pdf copies of 512 journals, including all three print journals of the Mathematical Association of America: The American Mathematical Monthly, College Mathematics Journal, and Mathematics Magazine. We are grateful for JSTOR's cooperation in providing the pdf pages that we are using for Classroom Capsules.

Average: 2.7 (15 votes)