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    Interval of convergence (calculus)

    The following problem was puzzling me so any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Find the interval of convergence for the following series:

    sigma starting at j=0 and going to infinity of:
    (-1)^j times (x)^(2j) divided by j factorial
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    Since the limit is zero it means the interval of convergence is the entire number line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePerfectHacker View Post
    Since the limit is zero it means the interval of convergence is the entire number line.
    really? i don't recall that rule.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jhevon View Post
    really? i don't recall that rule.
    We need to find all the x such that the limit is strictly less than 1.

    We do that by the ratio test. But since the limit is always zero, not matter what x, it means it is strictly less than 1. Thus, it converges for all x.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePerfectHacker View Post
    We need to find all the x such that the limit is strictly less than 1.

    We do that by the ratio test. But since the limit is always zero, not matter what x, it means it is strictly less than 1. Thus, it converges for all x.
    yeah, i get you

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    Convergence problem

    Using the ratio test, you wind up with lim of x^2 divided by k+1 as j approaches infinity. This limit will be 0 regardless of what x equals.
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