One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Any of the series of numbers (1, 3, 6, 10, 15, etc.) obtained by continued summation of the natural numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc.
- ‘The first sequence is known as the triangular numbers.’
- ‘Pythagoras studied properties of numbers which would be familiar to mathematicians today, such as even and odd numbers, triangular numbers, perfect numbers etc.’
- ‘His work on triangular numbers inspired Sierpinski to further work on this topic while Zarankiewicz also worked jointly with Kuratowski on topology.’
- ‘This triangle has an elementary use in probability and combinatorics, and both the series of triangular numbers and the Fibonacci series can be derived from it.’
- ‘The triangular numbers and the Fibonacci numbers can be found in Pascal's triangle.’
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