# Math Help - Length of LINE SEGMENT

1. ## Length of LINE SEGMENT

A line segment of length 1 is divided evenly into 3 portions.
The middle section is removed.

From the remaining portions, each is again divided evenly into 3 portions and the middle part of each portions is removed.

If the process goes on for 6 times, what is the total length of the line segments, which have been removed?

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2. This might help: Cantor set - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

So I guess you're trying to find $\displaystyle \sum_{n=0}^5 \frac{2^n}{3^{n+1}}$

This segment kinda resembles the cantor set, but there is a difference in that the segment is actually [0,1]