Posted by Mathew on Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 10:45pm.
Here is the problem that I'm having trouble with:
Rewrite each series in a sigma notation and find its sum.
1+.09+.81+...
I have no idea how I find the common difference or ratio in that one.

Algebra 2 / Trig  bobpursley, Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 10:49pm
I don't think you will be able to do it with just those three terms.

Algebra 2 / Trig  Reiny, Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 10:58pm
perhaps you meant to type
1 + .09 + .0081 + ...
otherwise I agree with bob
If so, then
sum = [sigma] (.09)^(i1) , i goes from 1 to infinity.
use S(infinity) = a/(1r)
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