Geometric Series

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A geometric series is an infinite sum of the form (often the series starts with 1). In this Demonstration the ratio , so this sum is , which sums to 1. Zoom in to see that there is always a gap between any partial sum and 1. Zooming in too far shows no terms on the right.

Contributed by: Michael Schreiber (March 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


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