Tuesday, June 23, 2009

1/(1-x)

Treating polynomials as abstract symbolics entities (rather than as a formula into which you substitute a real number for x. Q: What do you get when you multiply (1-x) by (1+x+x2+x3+...) ? A: You get 1. Thus 1/(1-x)=(1+x+x2+x3+...).

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