All of the advice I've seen to compute this sum says to use the ratio test, but this is in a chapter BEFORE the ratio test, so the book wants me to solve this without the ratio test. My tools are the comparison test, the limit comparison test, and basic knowledge about geometric series and p-series.
I can't find anything to compare this function to. I wish I could type some more work, but I don't even know how to get started.
EDIT: Yes, I had a typo. It is an infinite sum.