# Math Help - summation help

1. ## summation help

Let p be a positive integer. Find the sum of the series:

the summation from k=1 to infinity of 1/(k(k+p)).

2. Originally Posted by friday616
Let p be a positive integer. Find the sum of the series: the summation from k=1 to infinity of 1/(k(k+p)).
$\frac{1}{k(k+p)}=\frac{1}{pk}-\frac{1}{p(k+p)}$.