problemby nate808 Tags: None 

#1
Oct905, 08:34 PM

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how would you solve for the sum of the first 50 terms of 1/(n(n+1))
I know how to do it if there is a common denominatorbut i cant seem to find one here, can someone please help(btw, question on a test i just had that i couldt figure out, not hw) 



#2
Oct1005, 12:30 AM

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Are you familiar with partial fractions? If so then you can do the sum very easily! :)




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Oct1005, 12:54 AM

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Any question related to your coursework should go in homework help, even questions about old exams. Hang on, I'm going to send the thread for a ride over!




#4
Oct1005, 11:03 PM

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problem
i dont exactly understand what finding a partial fraction would do in order to help find the sumcould u please explain( i believe the partial fractions ar 1/n  1/n+1




#5
Oct1005, 11:09 PM

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nvmi figured it outthanks for the help



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