Rearrangement of Terms
Let sigma Un be a convergent series, and let sigma Vn be a rearrangement of it. In the rearrangement, suppose that no term of the original series is moved more than N places from its original position, where N is a fixed number. Show that the new series is convergent and has the same value as the old one.
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This question seems trivial... Since addition is associative and commutative it shouldn't matter what order the terms are in...
I think the question is about infinite series. From Wikipedia: "Bernhard Riemann proved that a conditionally convergent series may be rearranged to converge to any sum at all, including ∞ or −∞."
Let . Further, let M be such that for we have . What can be said about ? (Imagine that .) All terms in are also in . Also, N terms from the "tail" (i.e., remainder) of are in , but the whole tail of is small, i.e., . Therefore, is close to .