# Formula for finding a Sum of Series, $\sum_{k=0}^{10} \frac{5}{k^4}$ [closed]

I know that I can just add values (5 + 5/16 + 5/81 + ...), but is there any way of finding the value without having to chuck numbers into the calculator 10 times for each k ?

Thank you. :)

Edit: The reason I'm asking this is because I am trying to compute the upper and lower bounds for the following problem which I have worked on so far.

Problem Part a.

Problem Part b, c, d

• I suspect not... Commented Oct 27, 2017 at 2:36
• Here’s the MathJax tutorial Commented Oct 27, 2017 at 2:42
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You can have a good approximation if you notice that $$S_n=\sum_{i=1}^n \frac 1 {k^4}=H_n^{(4)}$$ where appear generalized harmonic numbers.
For large values of $n$,
$$H_n^{(4)}=\frac{\pi ^4}{90}-\frac{1}{3 n^3}+\frac{1}{2 n^4}-\frac{1}{3 n^5}+O\left(\frac{1}{n^6}\right)$$ making $$S_{10}\approx \frac{\pi ^4}{90}-\frac{43}{150000}\approx \color{red}{1.0820365}67$$ while the exact value would be $$S_{10}=\frac{43635917056897}{40327580160000}\approx 1.082036583$$