## 'Weekly Challenge 35: Clickety Click and All the Sixes' printed from http://nrich.maths.org/

What is the sum of: $$6 + 66 + 666 + 6666 + \cdots + 666666666\cdots6$$ where there are $n$ sixes in the last term?

Did you know ... ?
Many functions, including the trigonometric and exponential functions that you meet in school, can be approximated by infinite power series and good approximations can be found using a finite number of terms. If the series is centred at zero then it can be written in the form $\Sigma_{n=0}^\infty a_nx^n$ where the coefficients depend on the derivative of the function at the origin. The infinite geometric series $1 + x + x^2 + \cdots$ which converges for $|x| < 1$ is the power series for the function $(1 - x )^{-1}$.