# Math Help - sum to infinity

1. ## sum to infinity

how do i find the sum to infinity of the sum of (2r+1)/r! where r>=1. i have no clue about sums and factorials.

2. ## Re: sum to infinity

$\sum_{r = 1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{r!} = e-1$

$2 \sum_{r = 1}^{\infty} \frac{r}{r!} = 2 \sum_{r = 1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{(r-1)!} = \sum_{r = 0}^{\infty} \frac{1}{r!} = e$ (simply shifted the "index" by 1)

$\sum_{r = 1}^{\infty} \frac{2r+1}{r!} = 2e + (e-1) = 3e - 1$