Calculus: Early Transcendentals (2nd Edition)

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Chapter 8 - Sequences and Infinite Series - 8.3 Infinite Series - 8.3 Exercises - Page 623: 36


$-\dfrac {2}{5}$

Work Step by Step

$\sum ^{\infty }_{n=1}\left( -\dfrac {2}{3}\right) ^{k}=\dfrac {a_{1}}{1-r};a_{1}=\left( -\dfrac {2}{3}\right) ^{1}=-\dfrac {2}{3};r=-\dfrac {2}{3}\Rightarrow S_{\infty }=\dfrac {a_{1}}{1-r}=\dfrac {-\dfrac {2}{3}}{1-\left( -\dfrac {2}{3}\right) }=-\dfrac {2}{5}$
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