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**blcArmadillo** I want to figure out the proper summation to figure out a sum of products:

5

x3

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15

x3

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45

x3

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135

x3

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So if n=0 the result is 5, if n=1 the result is 5+15, if n=2, the result is 5+15+45 and so. Hopefully that makes sense. I'm not quite sure how else to put it. Would the best way be to do something like $\displaystyle \sum_{i=0}^{n}5\sum_{j=0}^{i}3^j$? Or is there some more concise way of putting it? I appreciate any help you guys can offer. Thanks.