hi, just wanted some guidance on these problems.

so is this right..

using

that is the sum right?

also how would I solve for, i'm guessing there is also a trick for this..

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- July 28th 2008, 10:00 AMdankelly07sum of series help..
hi, just wanted some guidance on these problems.

so is this right..

using

that is the sum right?

also how would I solve for, i'm guessing there is also a trick for this..

- July 28th 2008, 10:49 AMgalactus
Yes, multiply your result from the first one by 9.

- July 28th 2008, 11:08 AMgalactus
If we let the original series be S and factor, we can get

and solve for S.

Factor out 9/10:

But what I have underbraced is

So what we get is

Solve for S=90 - July 28th 2008, 11:13 AMMoo
- July 28th 2008, 12:04 PMdankelly07
- July 28th 2008, 01:12 PMdankelly07
oops i think it was supposed to be 2/(1-x^3)

wasn't it? - July 28th 2008, 01:59 PMMathstud28
- July 28th 2008, 03:04 PMPlato
You know from above that .

The derivative is .

Multiply by x, .