#### Answer

364 gifts
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This time our task is to sum up all the gifts given over the 12 days.
What we know for sure is the amounts of gifts given on each $n^{t h}$ Day using
the previously mentioned formula:
$\frac{n \cdot(n+1)}{2}$
But in this case, the amount of gifts in each following day does not increase
by 1 or 2 or any fixed integer as we have seen in previous exercises. In this
case, we can't use the same formula.
But we can use the Hint provided:
$1 \cdot(2)+2 \cdot(3)+3 \cdot(4)+\ldots+n \cdot(n+1)=\frac{n \cdot(n+1) \cdot(n+2)}{3}$
The only difference is that this formula considers the amount of gifts on
any $n^{t h}$ Day to be $n \cdot(n+1),$ while in our case it is $\frac{n \cdot(n+1)}{2} .$ So we only
need to divide the Hint formula by $2$ and plug in $12$ for $n :$
$\frac{n \cdot(n+1) \cdot(n+2)}{3 \cdot 2}=\frac{n \cdot(n+1) \cdot(n+2)}{6}=\frac{12 \cdot(12+1) \cdot(12+2)}{6}=\frac{12 \cdot 13 \cdot 14}{6}= 364$
This is how we know there have been $364$ gifts given over all $12$ days.

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