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## Homework Statement

Find a value for n for which the nth partial sum is ensured to approximate the sum of the alternating harmonic infinite series to three decimal places.

## Homework Equations

Sn = Ʃ(-1)^k+1*1/k = 1 - 1/2 + 1/3 - 1/4 + 1/5 - . . .

S1 = 1

S2 = 1 - 1/2

S3 = 1 - 1/2 + 1/3

S4 = 1 - 1/2 + 1/3 -1/4

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Sn = ?

## The Attempt at a Solution

An attempt was made to derive a formula that would permit finding the value of the nth partial sum (e.g., S1000 = ?), but without success. It appears as though such a formula might not exist. Any help in this regard would be most appreciated.