# Find sum of infinite series

Alright so this series is infinite and arithmetic. $n=1$

$$\frac{1}{n(n+2)} = \frac{1}{1\cdot3} + \frac{1}{2\cdot4} + \frac{1}{3\cdot5} + \cdots$$

I basically have no idea on how to solve this... any tips? But I know the answer should be $\dfrac{3}{4}$.

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Do you know how $$\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{1}{n(n+1)}$$ is determined? – Daniel Fischer Feb 24 '14 at 22:46
– Lucian Feb 24 '14 at 22:48
it should be a telescopic series and should be done by partial fractions, if that helps? – logicc Feb 24 '14 at 22:50
@logicc, are you answering your own question? – Nameless Feb 24 '14 at 23:04
It is not an arithmetic sequence. That would mean that the amount added to $1/(1\cdot3)$ to get $1/(2\cdot4)$ would be the same as the amound added to $1/(2\cdot4)$ to get $1/(3\cdot5)$. – Michael Hardy Feb 25 '14 at 1:39

$$\frac{1}{n(n+2)}=\frac{1}{2}\left(\frac{1}{n}-\frac{1}{n+2}\right)$$
Hint: Decompose $\frac{1}{n(n+2)}$ into two fractions in order to get a telescoping series.