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### How can I evaluate $\sum_{n=0}^\infty(n+1)x^n$?

How can I evaluate $$\sum_{n=1}^\infty\frac{2n}{3^{n+1}}$$? I know the answer thanks to Wolfram Alpha, but I'm more concerned with how I can derive that answer. It cites tests to prove that it is ...
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### Show that $\sum_{n = 1}^{+\infty} \frac{n}{2^n} = 2$ [duplicate]

Show that $\sum_{n = 1}^{+\infty} \frac{n}{2^n} = 2$. I have no idea to solve this problem. Anyone could help me?
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### How to evaluate the following series [duplicate]

Determine the sum of $$\sum_n^\infty \frac{k}{3^k}$$ Can someone teach me how to solve this please thanks.
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I am trying to compute the sum $\sum_{i=0}^{\infty} \frac{i}{2^i}$ which I know should be equal to $2$, but I cannot prove it. If I am not mistaken, it should be a arithmetico-geometric series (...
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I'm trying to compute the infinite sum $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n(\frac{1}{2})^n$ which I believe should represent the expected amount of coin flips needed to get a head. Can someone remind me how to do ...
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### Prove limit of $\sum_{n=1}^\infty n/(2^n)$ [duplicate]

How do you prove the following limit? $$\lim_{n\to\infty}\left(\sum_{k=1}^n\frac{k}{2^k}\right)=2$$ Do you need any theorems to prove it?
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### How to prove $\sum\limits_{i=1}^{\infty}\frac{i}{2^i}$ converges? [closed]

What would be the simplest way to prove that $\sum\limits_{i=1}^{\infty}\dfrac{i}{2^i}$ converges?
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