Question
Sat March 21, 2015 By: Vineeth K

Let x=1+a+a^2+.... and y=1+b+b^2+..... , where  |a|
1+ab+a^2b^2+......=xy/(x+y-1)

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Vimala Ramamurthy
Tue March 24, 2015
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