I engaged in a strange activity. My birthday was approaching and I decided to collect money for my birthday bash. On the first day of the month, I kept a dollar in my piggy bank, on the second, I kept two dollars and on the third, I kept three and so on.
On my birthday, I had a total of 276 dollars in my piggy bank. Can you find out on which day of the month was my birthday?
The easiest way to find out without engaging in any formula would be to simply add them:
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 10 + 11 + 12 + 13 + 14 + 15 + 16 + 17 + 18 + 19 + 20 + 21 + 22 + 23 = 276
Thus, the birthday falls on the 23rd day of the month.