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simplifying inside sum, Mathematica 5.1


Sum[a[i]*x^i,{i,0,Infinity}]

%/. x->0


leaves 0^i  inside the sum, unsimplified.

So does the sum from 1 to Inf.

The correct answers are presumably a[0] and 0.

Is there a way to get Mathematica to do this?

RJF


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