# Series equation

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• Jan 15th 2013, 12:00 PM
Lisa91
Re: Series equation
so I get $\frac{4}{3} S$, which is great but how the S looks? How to make all idices the same?
• Jan 15th 2013, 12:02 PM
TheSaviour
Re: Series equation
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Originally Posted by Lisa91
so I get $\frac{4}{3} S$, which is great but how the S looks? How to make all idices the same?

Indexes have no impact on the outcome of the sum so you call all of them k or r or m or f or g or whatever you want! :D
• Jan 15th 2013, 12:15 PM
Lisa91
Re: Series equation
Well... We have $3 \sum_{m=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{m3^{m}} - 1-\frac{1}{6} +\frac{1}{3} \sum_{k=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{k3^{k}}-2\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{2}{n3^{n}}$. Then we get $\frac{4}{3}\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{n3^{n}} -\frac{7}{6}$ which is wrong. We should get $-\frac{1}{2}$.
• Jan 15th 2013, 12:45 PM
TheSaviour
Re: Series equation
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Originally Posted by Lisa91
So, I got $\sum_{m=1}^{\infty} \frac{3}{m3^{m}} - \frac{7}{6} + \frac{1}{3}\sum_{k=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{k3^{k}} - \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{2}{n3^{n}}$ How to combine them all? I don't know how to cope with those $2,3, \frac{1}{3}$. For instance, if I go back to n, I get n=0 in the first term, which is not what I want...

Here's the mistake. The last one should have began from n = 2 (since we didn't do anything to it). So write it from n = 1 by subtracting the value at n = 1.
• Jan 15th 2013, 01:06 PM
Lisa91
Re: Series equation
Thank you all so much! Now it's ok :D
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