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Module 1: Geometric series

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Find the sum of an infinite geometric series

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Core Mathematics - Find the sum of an infinite geometric series

Find the sum of an infinite geometric series

A bushwalker runs out of water in the middle of a desert. The nearest
water is 86 km away and he sets out to walk to the water. He walks 64 km in
the first day, but on each successive day he only travels one quarter of
the distance of the previous day. Does he ever reach the water?

Find the sum of the series {64, 16, 4 ..........}

As you have been asked to find the sum of the series, it is implied that
you are to find the total sum or the sum to infinity.

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