We define square numbers as numbers that when squared will equal a whole number. Thus, the list of the first square numbers starts with 1, 4, 9, 16, and so on.

What is the sum of the first 12 square numbers, you ask? Here we will give you the formula to calculate the first 12 square numbers and then we will show you how to calculate the first 12 square numbers using the formula.

The formula to calculate the first n square numbers is displayed below:

To calculate the sum of the first 12 square numbers, we enter n = 12 into our formula to get this:

First, calculate each section of the numerator: 12(12 + 1) equals 156 and (2(12) + 1) equals 25. Therefore, the problem above becomes this:

Next, we calculate 156 times 25 which equals 3900. Now our problem looks like this:

Finally, divide the numerator by the denominator to get our answer:

3900 ÷ 6 = 650

**There you go. The sum of the first 12 square numbers is 650.**

You may also be interested to know that if you list the first 12 square numbers 1, 2, 9, etc., the 12th square number is 144.

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