# What is the sum of the first 60 consecutive odd number?

Mar 3, 2018

$897$

#### Explanation:

The simplest way to do this problem is to do it the long way.
By adding them all up by hand.

$1 + 3 + 5 + 7 + 9 + 11 + 13 + 15 + 17 + 19 + 21 + 23 + 25 + 27 + 29 + 31 + 33 + 35 + 37 + 39 + 41 + 43 + 45 + 47 + 49 + 51 + 53 + 55 + 57 + 59 = 897$

=$897$