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

1. Apr 15, 2012

### suporia

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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2. Apr 15, 2012

### tiny-tim

hi suporia!

show us how far you've got, and where you're stuck, and then we'll know how to help!

3. Apr 16, 2012

### suporia

Hi,

I wasn't sure how to even start approaching the problem (determining the equation for the series).

4. Apr 16, 2012

### tiny-tim

show us how far you did get

5. Apr 16, 2012

### HallsofIvy

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