The average of the first 6 natural numbers Here we will define and show you the formula and the math to calculate the average of the first 6 natural numbers.

The first 6 natural numbers are the whole numbers (integers) that start with 1 and end with 6. To make a list of the first 6 natural numbers, you simply count up to 6.

To get the average of those 6 numbers, you add them up and then divide the sum by 6. We created a formula that can calculate the average of any sequence of natural numbers starting with 1. Here is the formula to calculate the average (avg) of the first n natural numbers:

avg = ((n × (n + 1)) ÷ 2) ÷ n

When we enter n = 6 in our formula, we get the average of the first 6 natural numbers. Here is the math and the answer:

avg = ((n × (n + 1)) ÷ 2) ÷ n
avg = ((6 × (6 + 1)) ÷ 2) ÷ 6
avg = ((6 × 7) ÷ 2) ÷ 6
avg = (42 ÷ 2) ÷ 6
avg = 21 ÷ 6
average = 3.5

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