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What is the sum of the first 1000 even integers? 

Hi Jill, Write two copies of the desired series, the second copy in reverse order: 2000 + 1998 + 1996 + ...... + 6 + 4 + 2 Now, find the sum of both series together, by adding each column: A short while ago I answered a very similar question. The answer I gave should help you complete a solution to your problem. Paul 

