# Sum of Arithmetic Sequence/Examples/Sum of j from m to n/Proof 1

 $\ds \sum_{j \mathop = m}^n j$ $=$ $\ds m \paren {n - m + 1} + \frac 1 2 \paren {n - m} \paren {n - m + 1}$ $\ds$ $=$ $\ds \frac {n \paren {n + 1} } 2 - \frac {\paren {m - 1} m} 2$
 $\ds \sum_{j \mathop = m}^n j$ $=$ $\ds \sum_{j \mathop = 0}^{n - m} \paren {m + j}$ Translation of Index Variable of Summation $\ds$ $=$ $\ds \paren {n - m + 1} \paren {m + \frac {n - m} 2}$ Sum of Arithmetic Sequence $\ds$ $=$ $\ds m \paren {n - m + 1} + \frac 1 2 \paren {n - m} \paren {n - m + 1}$ $\ds$ $=$ $\ds m n - m^2 + m + \frac 1 2 \paren {n^2 - m n + n - m n + m^2 - m}$ $\ds$ $=$ $\ds \frac {m + n^2 + n - m^2 + m} 2$ $\ds$ $=$ $\ds \frac {n \paren {n + 1} } 2 - \frac {m \paren {m - 1} } 2$
$\blacksquare$