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For more information, please see full course syllabus of Calculus BC

For more information, please see full course syllabus of Calculus BC

### Geometric Series

- Series is the sum of a all terms in a sequence
- Geometric series is a series with a component raised to a higher power with each iteration
- If the component, , then higher power leads to divergence
- If the component, , then smaller fractions to higher powers leads to convergence

### Geometric Series

Does ∑

_{n = 1}^{∞}7(2)^{n − 1}converge or diverge?Determine rr = 2|2|> 1, thus the series diverges

Does ∑

_{n = 1}^{∞}[(3^{n})/3] converge or diverge?- Simplify term
- ∑
_{n = 1}^{∞}[(3^{n})/3] = ∑_{n = 1}^{∞}3^{n − 1}

Determine rr = 3|3|> 1, thus the series diverges

Does ∑

_{n = 1}^{∞}18( [1/3] )^{n − 1}converge or diverge?Determine rr = [1/3]|[1/3]|≤ 1, thus the series converges

What is the sum of the first 9 terms of series a

_{n}= 7(2)^{n − 1}- Use the Sum of the first n terms equation
- S
_{n}= [(a(1 − r^{n}))/((1 − r))] - Define variables
- a = 7
- r = 2
- n = 9
- Apply equation
- S
_{n}= [(a(1 − r^{n}))/((1 − r))] - = [(7(1 − 2
^{9}))/((1 − 2))]

= 3577

What is the sum of the first 3 terms of series a

_{n}= 18( [1/3] )^{n − 1}- Use the Sum of the first n terms equation
- S
_{n}= [(a(1 − r^{n}))/((1 − r))] - Define variables
- a = 18
- r = [1/3]
- n = 3

S

_{n}= [(a(1 − r^{n}))/((1 − r))] = [(18( 1 − ( [1/3] )^{3}))/(( 1 − [1/3] ))] = 26What is the series represented by 1 + [4/5] + [16/25] + [64/125] + ...

Change terms into the contest of squares

1 + [4/5] + [16/25] + [64/125] + ... = 1 + [4/5] + [(4

1 + [4/5] + [16/25] + [64/125] + ... = 1 + [4/5] + [(4

^{2})/(5^{2})] + [(4^{3})/(5^{3})]a_{n}= ( [4/5] )^{n − 1}Does the series, 1 + [4/5] + [16/25] + [64/125] + ..., converge?

Determine rr = [4/5]|[4/5]|< 1, thus the series converges

What is the sum of the first 5 terms of the series 1 + [4/5] + [16/25] + [64/125] + ...

- Use the Sum of the first n terms equation
- S
_{n}= [(a(1 − r^{n}))/((1 − r))] - Define variables
- a = 1
- r = [4/5]
- n = 5

S

_{n}= [(a(1 − r^{n}))/((1 − r))] = [(( 1 − ( [4/5] )^{5}))/(( 1 − [4/5] ))] = 3.36What is the sum of the series 1 + [4/5] + [16/25] + [64/125] + ...

- Use the Sum of series equation
- S = [a/(1 − r)]
- Define variables
- a = 1
- r = [4/5]

S = [a/(1 − r)] = [1/(1 − [4/5])] = 5

What is the sum of the series ∑

_{n = 1}^{∞}3( [3/2] )^{1 − n}- Alter the sequence with exponent properties
- ∑
_{n = 1}^{∞}3( [3/2] )^{1 − n}= ∑_{n = 1}^{∞}3( [2/3] )^{n − 1} - Use the Sum of series equation
- S = [a/(1 − r)]
- Define variables
- a = 3
- r = [2/3]
- n = 5
- Apply equation
- S = [a/(1 − r)]
- = [3/(1 − [2/3])]

= 9

*These practice questions are only helpful when you work on them offline on a piece of paper and then use the solution steps function to check your answer.

Answer

### Geometric Series

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- Intro 0:00
- Geometric Series 0:07
- Definition
- Expanded Form
- Convergence Rules
- Example 1: Convergence 1:22
- Example 2: Convergence 2:36
- Example 3: Convergence 3:45
- Sum of Series 5:04
- Sum of First n Terms
- Sum of Series
- Example 1: Sum of Series 5:39
- Example 2: Sum of Series 7:15
- Example 3: Sum of Series 8:24
- Example 4: Sum of Series 9:36

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Post by ANURAAG PRAKASH KAMLE on May 3, 2013

Sir i think in the example 2 the series should converge as |r|=1/2 < 1

1 answer

Last reply by: Arshin Jain

Sun May 25, 2014 2:11 PM

Post by Jinrong Shi on April 16, 2013

Question here, I believe that the sum of series forms in here can only be conducted if 0<r<1. Is that correct?