What is the next number?

What is the 50th term?

We see that 1^2 = 1, 2^2 = 4, 3^2 = 9, 4^2 = 16, 5^2 = 25

We build a formula for the nth term:

f(n) = n^2

The next number means n = 6th term:

f(6) = 6^2 =

**36**

The 50th term means n = 50:

f(50) = 50^2 =

**2500**