Remember that multiplication distributes over a term in parentheses.
So, you can cancel in the numerator and denominator (leave the for now).
I'm having trouble with the algebraic manipulation required to find the interval of convergence of many of the Power series and Taylor series problems in my calculus class.
Using the Ratio test, and ignoring because we can, we have:
The can be cancelled:
Distributing the :
Cancelling the terms:
The next step:
I want to say that the limit is infinity but I think that would mean the interval of convergence is all real numbers; I don't think that is the answer. Perhaps I made algebraic/arithmetic mistake or perhaps I am not considering the limit correctly.