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Summing Geometric Series by Holding a Tournament

by Vincent P. Schielack, Jr. (Texas A&M University)

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
May, 1992

Subject classification(s): Numbers and Computation | Patterns and Sequences | Geometric Sequence
Applicable Course(s): 3.7 Discrete Math | 4.4 Combinatorics

Elementary properties of tournaments are used to sum geometric series.

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