Express as a telescoping series. If convergent find its sum.

$\displaystyle \sum\limits_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{n(n+2)}$

I used partial fractions and got this term:

$\displaystyle \sum\limits_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{n(n+2)} = \frac{\frac{1}{2}}{n} - \frac{\frac{1}{2}}{n+2}$

Then factored out the 1/2 and I'm began to expand,

$\displaystyle \frac{1}{2}\sum\limits_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{n} - \frac{1}{n+2} = ....$

After taking the limit as n goes to infinity I eventually get that the answer converges to 3/4. Can someone please confirm?

Re: Express as a telescoping series. If convergent find its sum.

This is why the series is called "telescoping":

$\displaystyle \frac{1}{2}\sum\limits_{n=1}^{\infty} \left( \frac{1}{n} - \frac{1}{n+2} \right) =$

$\displaystyle \frac{1}{2}\left(\sum\limits_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{n} - \sum\limits_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{1}{n+2} \right)=$

$\displaystyle \frac{1}{2}\left(\sum\limits_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{n} - \sum\limits_{n=3}^{\infty}\frac{1}{n} \right)=$

$\displaystyle \frac{1}{2}\left( \frac{1}{1} + \frac{1}{2} \right)$

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