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Maple partial sum problem

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  1. Dec 18, 2011 #1
    So I'm trying to figure out how to find that partial sum of a given summation of a series on maple 13. Iv tried looking all over the internet for answers to my problem, but no site seems to answer my problem. I am trying to find the sum of a series. When i plug in 1/x^2 and evaluate I get the correct sum of the series, but when I plug in a summation of a series such as
    (1+1/n)^n it simply does not evaluate the series sum. I included a couple pictures of what I am doing, so that might help. As you can see in the first picture, it evaluates the sum. But in the second one it just gives me it in summation form and even when i go to evaluate it gives the same thing.
    What am I doing wrong?
    Thanks for reading.
     

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  3. Dec 18, 2011 #2

    mathman

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    Your second sum will not converge - I suggest you look more closely at the question.
    The individual terms (1 + 1/n)n -> e as n becomes infinite.
     
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