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2016-11 Infinite series

For a positive integer \( n \), define \( f(n) \) by
\[
f(n) =
\begin{cases}
0 & \text{ if } n \equiv 0 \pmod{5} \\
1 & \text{ if } n \equiv \pm 1 \pmod{5} \\
-1 & \text{ if } n \equiv \pm 2 \pmod{5}
\end{cases}.
\]
Compute the infinite series
\[
\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{f(n)}{n} = 1 – \frac{1}{2} – \frac{1}{3} + \frac{1}{4} + \frac{1}{6} – \dots.
\]

(This is the last problem of this semester. Thank you.)

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