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## Homework Statement

The question asked was to "Show that..." with regards to the equations stated below.

## Homework Equations

http://album6.snapandshare.com/3936/45466/862870.jpg

sorry for such a large image... I am not too savvy with the latex yet, so i just linked an image that i created with microsoft word.

## The Attempt at a Solution

So, I know I am suppossed to show an attempt at this solution, but I am completely boggled on where to even start. One thing I did try to do for the first equation was to just substitute in values for

*n*starting at 2. This did not really do much for me because as I continued along, the equation just came out to be

*ln(1-(some number smaller and smaller than 1))*.

The only thing I can take out of the second equation is that the series will converge at

*pi*, but I don't see how that is going to help me. I also tried substitute in numbers for

*n*but again, no help there. I did find out however that the series was an alternating series, but I guess that was pretty obvious from the original statement of the problem.

Any help with getting me started with this would be greatly appreciated!

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