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The first term of a geometric series is 4 and the sum of the first three terms of the series is 64. Find the sum of the first eight terms of the series.

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  1. Start with the Sum of n terms first.

    sum= firstterm* ((1-r^n)/(1-r))

    so first term=4, and n=3, solve for r.

    Now that r is known, use the formula again to solve for sum of eight terms.

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