# The integer sum jump series for x[x] [duplicate]

I am trying to remember what the series 1+2+3+4+5+...+n is equal to in order to determine the series of breaks within the graph of x[x]. I know it obviously diverges as it goes to infinity, but what is the equation for when n is finite?

The sequence for the series goes 1,3,6,10,15,21,28,36,45,55,66,78,...

## marked as duplicate by callculus, user147263, Jyrki LahtonenNov 22 '15 at 6:50

The general term of the series you are considering is $$a_n=\sum_{i=1}^n i=\frac{1}{2} n (n+1)$$ as you can see here.
Let $S_n=1+2+3+\cdots+n=n+(n-1)+(n-2)+\cdots+1.$. Then, $$2S_n=(n+1)+(n+1)+(n+1)+\cdots+(n+1)=n(n+1).$$
Hence, $$S_n=\frac{n(n+1)}{2}.$$