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An import and export company has rented
a warehouse for storage. The warehouse is fully stocked with goods when
the company was first established in January. The net stockpile for each
month in the first six months is summarized in the table on the left.
Based on this trend, the manager of the company would like to know whether
the size of this warehouse is suitable for long term storage.

Table:
Monthly Stockpile for the
First Six Months
Month

Net Stockpile

January

1

February

1/2

March

+1/3

April

1/4

May

+1/5

June

1/6



Based on the data summarized in the table,
can it be represented using a series? What type of series? If so, find
the sum of the series for a period of 12 months. What is the error involved
in this approximation?
