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[Not Homework!] Converging Series Problem (Fly and Einstein)

  1. Apr 15, 2012 #1
    This is not homework but a problem I would like to learn to solve before my exam.

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/23889576/Screenshots/01.png [Broken]

    2. Relevant equations

    Series Formulae

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I went about trying to determine a sum formula for the fly's distance travelled but could not get very far. Any help available would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. Apr 15, 2012 #2

    tiny-tim

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    hi suporia! :wink:

    show us how far you've got, and where you're stuck, and then we'll know how to help! :smile:
     
  4. Apr 16, 2012 #3
    Hi,

    I wasn't sure how to even start approaching the problem (determining the equation for the series).
     
  5. Apr 16, 2012 #4

    tiny-tim

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    show us how far you did get :smile:
     
  6. Apr 16, 2012 #5

    HallsofIvy

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    How long until they meet? If the fly is flying at 7 m/s how far does it fly in that time?
     
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