Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH101/April 2012/Question 08 (a)
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Question 08 (a) 

Evaluate 
Make sure you understand the problem fully: What is the question asking you to do? Are there specific conditions or constraints that you should take note of? How will you know if your answer is correct from your work only? Can you rephrase the question in your own words in a way that makes sense to you? 
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Hint 

Both the Alternating Series Test (AST) and Alternating Series Esimation Theorem (ASET) DO NOT tell you the exact value of an alternating series. The key word evaluate implies that there should be a way to find the exact value of the series. Does the series look like a familiar Maclaurin series of a function evaluated at a certain point? 
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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. Recall that the Maclaurin series of is with radius of convergence R=1. If we put x=1/2, then we obtain the given series and hence we find 
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