I have to find the sum of of this sequence. Lowest bound is 2 and highest bound is 7
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An arithmetic sequence is of the form a, a+d, a+2d,..., a+(n-1)d.

This produces the sum na+d(1+2+..+n-1)=na+nd(n-1)/2=½(2a+nd-d)n.

This expression is a quadratic in n, so there is n no cube term, and 9-n³ could not be the sum to n terms of any arithmetic sequence.

However, if 9-n³ defines the nth term of a series (non-arithmetic), then we can calculate each term from 2 to 7:

1, -18, -55, -116, -207, -334, the sum of which is -729.

 

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