Prove that there is a positive integer that equals the sum of the positive integers not exceeding it. Is your proof constructive or nonconstructive :)

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adityaananda124

Constructive. To prove that there is a positive integer that equals the sum of the positive integers not exceeding it. A plain and simple example is
1.1 + 2 = 3
2.10 + 50 + 100 =160
3.6x + 8x + 2x = 16 x
Notice that the sum of the numbers is always greater than the addends. This only proves that any positive sum of any two positive addends will not compare and thus the addends not exceeding a greater value than the sum.