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Sigma is just an abbreviation or handy method to notate lengthy sums.

For example

0 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 would be in sigma notation ( i = 0 ) at the bottom and also 7 at the peak of sigma

So the following step is to plug in every worth for ( ns ) into the term appropriate of the sigma prize and adding them up.

Another valuable explanation is The sum ( 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 +10 + 11 + 12)

If you gained this far and also your still confused that’s alright i was all set to operation out that the room screaming. Here's another example that need to make it click because that you

From the above picture we check out a 5 above the sigma sign a (i = 0 ) below and also ( i^2) to the side. The 5 on the peak denotes how numerous numbers friend will sum together, The i^2 denotes the you need to square each worth from zero to five and the ( i = 0) tells you the number girlfriend will start at in this instance 0.

## SIGMA ~ above the Calculator

**SUM** deserve to be julianum.neted by pressing 2nd STAT (LIST)

-> math #5 sum

**SEQ** deserve to be found by pressing second STAT (LIST)

-> OPS #5 seq

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that's it for the hub:) expect you delighted in it probably didn't unless you needed to know how to use sigma but i expect it help those who do.

## Comments

**austin**~ above April 18, 2012:

for any programmers out there...this defines a because that loop.

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so the first example deserve to be written prefer this:

for(i=0;i

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**alana** on in march 07, 2011:

WOW thanks SO MUCH!!!!!! stupid calculator doesn't have a sigma sign..

**chip** top top September 30, 2010:

that explanation was so simple, why i do not know they simply put the in maths textbooks

**Neville Mitchell** ~ above June 04, 2010:

Damn that was so easy on the calculator, if just i had julianum.neted this site at the start of my course

**yo** on march 29, 2010:

thanks:)

**expectus (author)** from Land Downunder on January 11, 2010:

hehe happy it helped swifty, I had actually the exact same difficulty that's why i made this hub :)

**swifty** top top January 10, 2010:

30 hrs I was looking on mine Ti-84 how to perform that damn Sigma... You saved me thx so lot :)

**swifty** ~ above January 10, 2010:

thx sooooo much

**Al** top top October 17, 2009:

thank you so much... Your so great at making world understand... Many thanks to you ns now know sigma