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Ying has a different method for summing an infinite series. Here are her steps:

  • 1) Let the sum.

  • 2) Separate the first term from the rest of the series.

  • 3) Factor the rest of the terms so that the remaining factor is .

  • 4) Substitute for the other factor.

  • 5) Solve for .

Apply Ying’s method to the following problem. The first three steps are done for you. Copy them, then complete the solution.


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