How come one starts at $1$ and the other starts at $0$ yet their equal? Do they both equal infinity?

  • $\begingroup$ What is the value of the $0$-th term of the second sum? $\endgroup$ – Dario Nov 24 '14 at 22:47
  • $\begingroup$ Same reason $1+2+3+\cdots=0+1+2+\cdots$ $\endgroup$ – JohnD Nov 24 '14 at 22:48

When $n=0$, $nc_nx^n$ is also zero. So the first sum just leaves that zero term out while the second one includes it. There is no change in the sum.


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