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    Problem 1

    If a_{n}>0 for \forall n \in \mathbb{N}^+

    show that:

    \lim_{n \rightarrow \infty}\frac{a_{n}}{(1+a_{1})(1+a_{2})...(1+a_{n})  }=0
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    Nice one!

    Spoiler:

    The sequence of general term (1+a_1)\cdots (1+a_n), n\geq 1, is increasing, therefore either it has a finite limit, or it diverges to +\infty.

    If it has a finite limit \ell (note that 1\leq\ell), then a_n\to 0 because the ratio 1+a_n of two consecutive terms in the previous sequence tends to \frac{\ell}{\ell}=1. Therefore,

    \frac{a_n}{(1+a_1)\cdots(1+a_n)}\leq a_n\to 0.


    And if it diverges to +\infty, then, using \frac{a_n}{1+a_n}\leq 1, we have

    \frac{a_n}{(1+a_1)\cdots(1+a_n)}\leq \frac{1}{(1+a_1)\cdots(1+a_{n-1})}\to 0
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    Last edited by Xingyuan; November 28th 2009 at 09:37 AM.
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