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Looking for ways to solve infinite summations, I found an ancient topic here talking about solving infinite summations that come out to answers with pi.

How would I solve an infinite summation that does not come out to an answer with pi?

Such as:

[tex]\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{n+1}{6^n} [/tex]

The solution is 11/25, btw.

My attempt: I am not really experienced with this area of math, so what I did was put it into my TI-nSpire but it couldn't do it because it's not the CAS version. I plugged in a large number such as 999 terms instead of infinity terms and it came out to the right answer, but I am looking for a more "correct" way to solve the problem. I also thought of finding the sum of a geometric sequence but I realized that doesn't really work for most summations.

Oh, I'm also new to these forums, so hi to everybody! =D

EDIT: The n under the summation should say n=1

How would I solve an infinite summation that does not come out to an answer with pi?

Such as:

[tex]\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{n+1}{6^n} [/tex]

The solution is 11/25, btw.

My attempt: I am not really experienced with this area of math, so what I did was put it into my TI-nSpire but it couldn't do it because it's not the CAS version. I plugged in a large number such as 999 terms instead of infinity terms and it came out to the right answer, but I am looking for a more "correct" way to solve the problem. I also thought of finding the sum of a geometric sequence but I realized that doesn't really work for most summations.

Oh, I'm also new to these forums, so hi to everybody! =D

EDIT: The n under the summation should say n=1

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