SOLUTION: If someone could please help me with this problem, it would be greatly appreciated! I have to find the sum of the geometric sequence {{{1/6}}}, {{{1/18}}}, ... {{{1/486}}} T

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 Question 266760: If someone could please help me with this problem, it would be greatly appreciated! I have to find the sum of the geometric sequence , , ... This is what I have so far: r=(1/3) (it's supposed to be (n-1)) from this I got n=5 As elementary as this is, I need help finding the sum and understanding the process(es) of how to work this equation when fractions are in the mix. (That is, unless I've made mistakes prior to getting to this point.) Found 2 solutions by Edwin McCravy, stanbon:Answer by Edwin McCravy(8999)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!If someone could please help me with this problem, it would be greatly appreciated! I have to find the sum of the geometric sequence , , ... This is what I have so far: (it's supposed to be (n-1)) from this I got n=5 As elementary as this is, I need help finding the sum and understanding the process(es) of how to work this equation when fractions are in the mix. (That is, unless I've made mistakes prior to getting to this point.) ``` You're doing fine. Now change the division by to a multiplication by [Invert and multiply] change the 1 to Now you should be able to handle that with some cancelling. You should end up with Edwin``` Answer by stanbon(57967)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!I have to find the sum of the geometric sequence This is what I have so far: r=(1/3) (it's supposed to be (n-1)) from this I got n=5 [(1/6)*(1-(1/243))] / (2/3) --- = [(1/6) -(1/1458)]/(2/3) --- = [(243/1458)-(1/1458)]/(2/3) --- = [242/1458]/(2/3) --- = (3/2)*(242/1458) = 121/486 ============================= Cheers, Stan H. ================================== As elementary as this is, I need help finding the sum and understanding the process(es) of how to work this equation when fractions are in the mix. (That is, unless I've made mistakes prior to getting to this point.)