Let 0<a<1 and consider the series a^2 + a + a^4 + a^3 + ... +a^(2n) + a^(2n-1) + ... Show that the Root test applies but the ratio test does not apply. Thanks in advance
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Is there any reason we can't write this as and state that it is a geometric series with and , therefore the series will be convergent if ?
I don't think so. Because the question specifically asks to show that root test applies but ratio test doesn't.
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