## Summation of Polynomial Series

To evaluate any series of the formwe

Expand the brackets and express as a sum of different summation terms. In this case we obtain

Now use use the linearity properties of summation to obtain:

Now use standard formulae to express each term in terms of n.

Add the terms. Expand and simply the expression

Example Prove

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2 There are no constants to take out.

3. Use the standard formulae.

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Subtract the second and third from the first. Expand and simplify.