# Thread: nth root of (n + sqrt(n))

1. ## nth root of (n + sqrt(n))

I have to show that $\lim\sqrt[n]{n+\sqrt{n}}$ goes to 1 as $n\rightarrow\infty$.
I have that $\sqrt[n]{n}\leq \sqrt[n]{n+\sqrt{n}}\leq\sqrt[n]{2n}$
I know that $\sqrt[n]{n}\rightarrow 1$ via the binomial theorem.
If I can show that $\sqrt[n]{2n}\rightarrow 1$, I could use the Squeeze theorem.
Any ideas?

2. Originally Posted by dannyboycurtis
I have to show that $\lim\sqrt[n]{n+\sqrt{n}}$ goes to 1 as $n\rightarrow\infty$.
I have that $\sqrt[n]{n}\leq \sqrt[n]{n+\sqrt{n}}\leq\sqrt[n]{2n}$
I know that $\sqrt[n]{n}\rightarrow 1$ via the binomial theorem.
If I can show that $\sqrt[n]{2n}\rightarrow 1$, I could use the Squeeze theorem.
Any ideas?
If you know $\sqrt[n]{n}\rightarrow 1$ doesn't that help you with $\sqrt[n]{2n}\rightarrow 1$? If you can show $\sqrt[n]{2}\rightarrow 1$ you'll be done right? You will use the product of convergent sequences theorem.

3. Originally Posted by dannyboycurtis
I have to show that $\lim\sqrt[n]{n+\sqrt{n}}$ goes to 1 as $n\rightarrow\infty$.
I have that $\sqrt[n]{n}\leq \sqrt[n]{n+\sqrt{n}}\leq\sqrt[n]{2n}$
I know that $\sqrt[n]{n}\rightarrow 1$ via the binomial theorem.
If I can show that $\sqrt[n]{2n}\rightarrow 1$, I could use the Squeeze theorem.
Any ideas? Yes: $\sqrt[n]{{2n}} = \sqrt[n]{2}\sqrt[n]{n}$.