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    \sqrt{2011+2007\sqrt{2012+2008\sqrt{2013+2009\sqrt  {2014+.........\infty}}}}
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    Forget it, I'm an idiot
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    Quote Originally Posted by obesechicken13 View Post
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    you're not going to share? be magnanimous and let others learn from your experience.
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    Ok, well I tried to work with infinity as if it were a number, that was my first mistake.

    My second was simplifying the function to say that the "...infinity" section would diverge because the sqrt(big# + big#)*big#=bigger#

    But that's a mistake, because it's an infinite function and I can't really define a tail end for the series. When you replace the "...infinitiy" part with a big number, the value is always smaller than 2000. Which means that the series as a whole does converge.

    Basically I didn't go about the problem the mathematical way. When I saw my mistake, I edited it out.
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