 # Summation Calculator

The Summation Calculator is a free online tool that displays the sum of the given series. BYJU’S online summation calculator tool makes calculations faster and easier. Summation value of the given function is displayed in a fraction of seconds.

## How to Use the Summation Calculator?

The procedure to use the summation calculator is as follows:

Step 1: Enter the sequence, start value, and the end value in the respective input fields

Step 2: Click the button “Calculate” to get the output

Step 3: The summation of the given sequence will be displayed in a new window

### What is summation?

In Mathematics, the summation is the process of addition of any numbers called the addends or summands, which result in the sum or total. Apart from numbers, any values can be summed, such as functions, polynomials, matrices, functions, and so on. In other words, the summation of a sequence is called a series in which the mathematical operation “+” is defined. The notation used to denote summation is “Σ”.

### Standard Form

The standard form used to represent the summation is given below:

$$\begin{array}{l}\sum_{x=a}^{b}x\end{array}$$

Where “a” and “b” represent the limits for given summation function

## Frequently Asked Questions on Summation Calculator

### What is the difference between the sequence and series?

The numbers which are written in a definite order is called a sequence whereas the sum of the terms of a sequence is called a series.

### Why do we use summation?

Usually, Mathematical formulas require the addition of many variables, the summation method is convenient, and it gives a concise expression for the sum of the values of the variables.

### How to represent the summation?

The symbol used to represent the summation is “Σ”. This sigma symbol is generally used to denote the sum of multiple terms.