The terms are squares, with alternating signs. The general term is
(-1)n + 1n2
and we want to start at n = 2.
In summation notation the series looks like this:
For these exercises, we'll give whichever answer we think is simplest. If you get something different, consult with a teacher or friend, because you may have a different and correct answer. Like coming up with new nacho topping combinations, there are infinite ways to write the same series.
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