# Power Series Expansion

tak13

## Homework Statement

I am doing this multiplication with power series and I am just stuck at this one and other questions that similar to this one.
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## The Attempt at a Solution

It seems that I suppose to add n-k wherever I see a "n" but it doesn't seem right.
The highlighted part is the part where I stuck.
The answer for this problem is the one that I circled.

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Sethric
There should be a double sum there, with a sum over k from k = 0 to n. Then you should be able to just solve what that sum would be.

tak13
Ah yes, I know the part I highlighted should have the Sum of N parenthesis then the Sum of K but I don't know how they get to that answer.

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## The Attempt at a Solution

It seems that I'm supposed to add n-k wherever I see a "n" but it doesn't seem right.
The highlighted part is the part where I stuck.
The answer for this problem is the one that I circled.
What do you get if you multiply the first few terms of f(x) times the first g(x) ?

(fg)(x) = (1 + 2(x-2) + 3(x-2)2 + 4(x-2)3 + ... ) (1 + (x-2) + (x-2)2 + (x-2)3 + ...)

What is the "k" in your sum?

$$(\sum_{n=0}^\infty a_nx^n)(\sum_{n=0}^\infty b_nx^n)=(\sum_{n=0}^\infty c_nx^n)$$
$$c_n = \sum_{k=0}^n a_kb_{n-k}$$