# How to Integrate a Power Series

Because power series resemble polynomials, they’re simple to integrate using a simple three-step process that uses the Sum Rule, Constant Multiple Rule, and Power Rule.

For example, take a look at the following integral:

At first glance, this integral of a series may look scary. But to give it a chance to show its softer side, you can expand the series out as follows:

Now you can apply the three steps for integrating polynomials to evaluate this integral:

1. Use the Sum Rule to integrate the series term by term:

2. Use the Constant Multiple Rule to move each coefficient outside its respective integral:

3. Use the Power Rule to evaluate each integral:

Notice that this result is another power series, which you can turn back into sigma notation: