Triangular number

Description

A triangular number or triangle number counts the objects that can form an equilateral triangle. The nth triangle number is the number of dots composing a triangle with n dots on a side, and is equal to the sum of the n natural numbers from 1 to n. The sequence of triangular numbers (sequence A000217 in OEIS), starting at the 0th triangular number, is:

0, 1, 3, 6, 10, 15, 21, 28, 36, 45, 55, 66, 78, 91, 105, 120, 136, 153, 171, 190, 210, 231, 253, 276, 300, 325, 351, 378, 406 …

Related formulas

Variables

TnTriangular number (dimensionless)
nThe nth natural number of the sequence (dimensionless)