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April 29th, 2009, 02:13 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Apr 2009 Posts: 2 Thanks: 0  I'm confused with how to solve the limit of this series
the series is the summation from n=1 to infinite of 12/(2)^n I know the series converges but I can't figure out the sum. I originally thought it was a pseries, but it's not and I am just stumped right now. 
April 29th, 2009, 03:55 PM  #2  
Global Moderator Joined: May 2007 Posts: 6,710 Thanks: 675  Re: I'm confused with how to solve the limit of this series Quote:
12( 1/2 +1/4  1/8 + ...) = 12([1/2]/[1+1/2]) = 4  
April 29th, 2009, 04:59 PM  #3 
Newbie Joined: Apr 2009 Posts: 2 Thanks: 0  Re: I'm confused with how to solve the limit of this series
so then would it be 12(1/2)^n or would it be... 12(1/2)^(n) and with that as a power series I could figure out the summation? 
April 29th, 2009, 06:12 PM  #4  
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