1. ## Infinite Surd Help

Hi there, first time poster here.

I'm having trouble with infinite surds.
I understand that as $\displaystyle n$ approches infinity $\displaystyle an -an+1$ approaches zero.
I understand that the limit of the sequence is the exact value of the infinite surd.
I also know how to solve the surd by setting it equal to x and using quadratics.

But what I don't understand is how to connect any of it. I can't explain how to get from $\displaystyle an -an+1$ to the exact value.

In other words, I'm at point A and I know where point B is, I just don't know how to get there.

2. I'll simply redirect you toward the following thread: http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...nite-surd.html

Hope this helps!

3. I appreciate the help, but I already knew about that method. What I don't understand is how I'm supposed to reach that method using only =0 as n approaches infinity.

4. Originally Posted by bookjunkie24
I appreciate the help, but I already knew about that method. What I don't understand is how I'm supposed to reach that method using only =0 as n approaches infinity.
The equation you're posting makes no sense: an - an = 0 ..... Please post the correct equation using appropriate notation.