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# Summation Question

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Hello!

I have been trying to play around with this summation for a while, but was stuck at a certain place.

Problem: $$\sum_{n = 1}^\infty \frac{2n + 1}{n(n + 1)(n + 2)}.$$

My intake was to use the "Partial Fraction Decomposition method"

$$\frac{2n+1}{n(n+1)(n+2)}=\frac{A}{n}+\frac{B}{n+1}+\frac{C}{n+2}$$.

After some expanding, evaluating, and simplifying, I ended up with $$A=\frac{1}{2}, B=1,$$ and $$C=\frac{-3}{2}$$.

Therefore, I rewrote the series as: $$\sum_{n = 1}^\infty \frac{2n + 1}{n(n + 1)(n + 2)}=\sum_{n = 1}^\infty \frac{\frac{1}{2}}{n}+\frac{1}{n+1}+\frac{\frac{-3}{2}}{n+2}.$$.

After this, I'm stuck, and I wonder if this series would telescope..Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you !

Mar 30, 2020

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∑[(2n+1) / (n*(n+1)*(n+2)), n, 1, ∞ ] = It converges to 1.25

Here is the Patial Sum Formula:

sum_(n=1)^m (2 n + 1)/(n (n + 1) (n + 2)) = (5 m^2 + 7 m)/(4 (m + 1) (m + 2))

Mar 30, 2020