Sandra Ross - 1 year ago 116
R Question

# Computing geometric series in R

I would like to compute:

$\sum_{j=1}^n r^j$ for $n=10, 20, 30, 40$, where $r=1.08$


and to see the answers as a vector. I'm working with R; could anyone is able to explain to me how to do this?

The value of r is unstated and I guessing that the formula being requested is not really the correct solution to a compound interest problem, but here is one answer to the question as currently posed:

r = 5.3; for (n in c(10,20,30,40) ) print( sum( r^(1:n) ) )

[1] 21555896
[1] 3.769856e+14
[1] 6.593006e+21
[1] 1.153034e+29

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