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*To*: seul-edu@seul.org*Subject*: [seul-edu] [OT] summation of 1/2x*From*: jm <giem@free.fr>*Date*: Wed, 05 Apr 2000 16:25:00 +0100*Delivery-Date*: Wed, 05 Apr 2000 11:25:38 -0400*In-Reply-To*: <20000405094726.A13914@math.sf.edu>*References*: <00040420542300.00442@CorelLinux><00040420542300.00442@CorelLinux>*Reply-To*: seul-edu@seul.org*Sender*: owner-seul-edu@seul.org

> > I got to thinking of this last week when a friend and I were trying to > > remember what the summation of 1/x evaluated from x=0 to x=infinity > > is. > >I would like to see what you found! ;-) If I remember well, there is a trick to calculate the sum of 1/2x from 1 to infinity you just need a sheet of paper: + first you cut in half the sheet of paper: you get 1/2 sheet and another 1/2 sheet + then you cut in half again one of the 1/2 sheet: you get 1/4 and 1/4 + then you cut in half again... so you can prove that 1/2+1/4+1/8+..+1/2n+.. = 1 -- --

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