# Thread: estimating remainder and error

1. ## estimating remainder and error

estimating waht Ak=(i/k^3)
there is an example of (1/k^2) with the integral test and deciding how far u off. the answer to 1/k^2 is (pi^2/6)
i have no idea how to set this up. its in the binomial series section of the sequence and series chapter
thank you!

2. Originally Posted by twofortwo
estimating waht Ak=(i/k^3)
there is an example of (1/k^2) with the integral test and deciding how far u off. the answer to 1/k^2 is (pi^2/6)
i have no idea how to set this up. its in the binomial series section of the sequence and series chapter
thank you!
Try posting the actual question please.

CB

3. thats all the prof said. im sorry if its not clear but its not veryclear to me
he solved the 1/k^2 with using 1000 to set up the inequality.

4. I very much doubt that is what your Professor said! Is it possible he was talking about estimating an infinite sum?

5. well, first he showed up how to do the squared, and also in mathmatica, he showed us the answer to the 1/k^2 to come out to what i have stated above.
so it might be the infinite sum, how do i go about saovling it