Determine wheter the series is convergent or divergent. If it convergent, approximate the sum of the series correct to four decimal places.
heres the equation:
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= alternating geometric series,
Would it be okay to move the exponent k over everything? in other words: ( (-1)/k) )^k
So then it looks alot like a geometric series, so then It converges by the rules of an alernating series, it is decreasing and it is approaching zero.
So then to find its sum, i would do so by geometric series right?
first term would be starting at k = 2, so: 1/2?
then use 1/2 divided by 1 -r
need help finding r, would it also be 1/2.
this is my best attempt right now for how to approach this problem.