1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data The problem asks me to express the sum of the series as a telescoping sum, then find whether it is convergent or divergent. Ok, I get that and how it works and all, but the examples they give in the book are stupid and i on spring break this week so no office hours for professors. 2. Relevant equations Here it is: 2/(n^2 + 4n + 3) I know, easy, but I don't get how to do it.....the easy ones stump me. 3. The attempt at a solution I rewrote it like this: (1/2)(2/n+3) - 2/n+1) But the terms do not cancel when I do this. Plus it is an even question so I do not know the solution.