# Sum of convergent series

• April 25th 2010, 06:18 PM
Sum of convergent series
Ok, so here is my problem:

Find the sum of the convergent series:

$\sum_{n=0}^{\infty }\frac{(-1)^n\pi ^{2n+1}}{3^{2n+1}(2n+1)!}$

Im wondering if someone can push me in the right direction of this.. Do I find partials sums and then find an nth term from those partial sums? Help on this would be much appreciated!
• April 25th 2010, 06:28 PM
skeeter
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Ok, so here is my problem:

Find the sum of the convergent series:

$\sum_{n=0}^{\infty }\frac{(-1)^n\pi ^{2n+1}}{3^{2n+1}(2n+1)!}$

Im wondering if someone can push me in the right direction of this.. Do I find partials sums and then find an nth term from those partial sums? Help on this would be much appreciated!

hint ... what function does this series represent ?

$\sum_{n=0}^{\infty }\frac{(-1)^n x^{2n+1}}{(2n+1)!}$
• April 25th 2010, 06:32 PM
$x^{2n+1} = \left(\frac{\pi}{3}\right)^{2n+1}$