Hello everyone,(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I'm confused on the directions. It says, Evalute the sum, for n = 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Make a conjecture about a formula for this sume for general n, and prove your conjecture by mathematical induction.

This is the sum and my work:

http://img351.imageshack.us/img351/9551/2pq2.jpg [Broken]

I'm having a hard time figuring out that formula, and what exactly is a conjecture? In the other readings and this one they don't say anything about a conjecture.

I was thinking that maybe they just want me to place an n where the k is?

like n/(n+1)! ?

Thanks!

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**

Dismiss Notice

Join Physics Forums Today!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# Homework Help: Make a conjecture about the sum? Confused on what they want exactly

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**