Given the progression as detailed in this image:

Xp Progression

What is the formula that expresses: when x = totalXP gives the result of y = LVL?

For example, knowing I have 1000XP I solve the formula entering 1000xp and the result would be lvl 4.


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    – soupless
    Jul 23, 2021 at 16:26
  • $\begingroup$ @soupless thank you! What context do you require? I am just not good at math so I have no idea how to solve this. I am happy to answer any clarifying questions if the initial question was unclear, thanks for your help $\endgroup$
    – fabrialis
    Jul 23, 2021 at 16:30
  • $\begingroup$ @soupless I can give you an example, to find out XPneeded : XPneeded =LvL*100, so if I know that LvL = 5 then XPneeded = 500. Now I am trying to find the formula for: LVL = XPTotal * ???, which would give me the current lvl for a given XpTotal $\endgroup$
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    Jul 23, 2021 at 16:34
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    – soupless
    Jul 23, 2021 at 16:34

1 Answer 1


You can set up a quadratic equation. Let $T$ be the "Total XP" and $n$ the index of $LVL(n)$. Then the equation is

\begin{align*} & 100\cdot \sum\limits_{i=0}^{n} i=T\\ &100\cdot \frac{n\cdot (n+1)}{2}=T \\ &n\cdot (n+1)=\frac{T}{50} \\ & n\cdot (n+1)-\frac{T}{50}=0\\ \end{align*}

This is a quadratic equation, which can be solved with the quadratic formula. It comes out that the positive solution is

$$n=\frac{-1+\sqrt{1+\frac{4\cdot T}{50}}}{2}$$

Numerical example for $T=1500$

\begin{align*} & n=\frac{-1+\sqrt{1+\frac{4\cdot 1500}{50}}}{2}\\ & n=\frac{-1+\sqrt{1+120}}{2} \\ & n=\frac{-1+\sqrt{121}}{2}=\frac{-1+\sqrt{121}}{2}=\frac{10}2=5\end{align*}

If Total XP is $1500$ then the index of LVL(n) is $5$.


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