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#1 2020-01-13 08:15:02

mrpace
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Registered: 2012-08-16
Posts: 83

Find the limit of this series

What does this series converge to?

16/3 + 32/9 + 16/27 + 32/81 + ......

Any help is appreciated

Thanks

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#2 2020-01-13 20:08:54

bob bundy
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Registered: 2010-06-20
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Re: Find the limit of this series

hi

This is two geometric series put together:

16 x (1/3 + 1/27 + …) + 32 x (1/9 + 1/81 + ...)

The common ratio is r = 1/9 for both.  The start numbers are a = 1/3 and 1/9.

The formula for the sum to infinity of a GP is  a/(1-r)

https://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/sequ … etric.html

Bob


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