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For a finite sequence a1, a2,…, an, the product a1a2an may be denoted, using the capital Greek letter pi, by(The letter r used here could equally well be replaced by any other letter.) For example,Similarly, from an infinite sequence a1, a2, a3,…, an infinite product a1a2a3…can be formed, and it is denoted byThis notation is also used for the value of the infinite product, if it exists. For example

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