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Proof Without Words: Alternating Sums of Squares of Odd Numbers

by Ángel Plaza (ULPGC Spain)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
February, 2007

Subject classification(s): Sequences and Series | Algebra | Algebra and Number Theory
Applicable Course(s): 3.1 Mainstream Calculus I

A visual solution for an alternating sum of odd squares is presented.

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One-Variable Calculus | Background
Number Theory | Number Sequences
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