(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

First, I'd like to thank everybody a head of time. You guys have been an enormous help.

Second, I don't mind telling you that I'm finding sequences and series extremely frustrating. I usually pick this stuff up like nobody's business.

My problem is attached, but I will copy it down as I understand it.

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r = \frac{11}{24}

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\sum _{i=1} ^\inf nr^n

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Mysteriously, this can be rewritten as

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\sum_{i=1} ^n ir^i = \frac{ nr^{n+2} - (n+1)r^{n+1} + r }{ (1 - r)^2 }

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2. Relevant equations

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\sum _{i=1} ^\inf nr^n \rightarrow

n \sum _{i=1} ^\inf r^n \rightarrow

n \frac{1}{1-r}

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3. The attempt at a solution

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\sum _{i=1} ^\inf nr^n \rightarrow

n \sum _{i=1} ^\inf r^n \rightarrow

n \frac{1}{1-r}

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\frac{1}{1-r}

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This is a number greater than one,

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\frac{24}{13}

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So as n goes to infinity, the number just gets bigger and bigger right? Diverges to infinite is, apparently, not the answer.

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# Homework Help: Evaluating a Series

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