1968 AHSME Problems/Problem 5

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Problem

If $f(n)=\tfrac{1}{3} n(n+1)(n+2)$, then $f(r)-f(r-1)$ equals:

$\text{(A) } r(r+1)\quad \text{(B) } (r+1)(r+2)\quad \text{(C) } \tfrac{1}{3} r(r+1)\quad  \\ \text{(D) } \tfrac{1}{3} (r+1)(r+2)\quad \text{(E )} \tfrac{1}{3} r(r+1)(2r+1)$

Solution

$\fbox{A}$

See also

1968 AHSME (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
Preceded by
Problem 4
Followed by
Problem 6
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