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Show that

[tex]\int_{0}^{t}\frac{\lambda^{k}u^{k-1}e^{-\lambda u}}{(k-1)!}\ du[/tex]

is

[tex]\sum_{j=k}^{\infty}\frac{(\lambda\cdot t)^{j}e^{-\lambda t}}{j!}[/tex]

Hint: Use a taylor series to express e^(-lambda*u)

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

I used the taylor series to rewrite the e^ term and then I interchanges the integral sign with the summation and integrated the term which leaves me with

[tex]\sum_{j=0}^{\infty}\left[\frac{(\lambda\cdot t)^{j}}{j!}\cdot\frac{(\lambda\cdot t)^{k}}{(k+j)(k-1)!}\right][/tex]

However, I have no idea how to rewrite the left-erm to e^{-\lambda t} especially since we don't sum over k (I suspect it has something to do with shifting the index to j=k but I don't really know how that can be done without creating a second summation)

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# Homework Help: Integral to sum

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