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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Use the Ratio Test for series to determine whether each of the following series converge or diverge. Make Reasoning Clear.
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(b)
2. Relevant equations
3. The attempt at a solution
(a) I let = sequence of partial sums then plugged everything into ratio test formula.
I ended up with:
I know that the limit equals 0 hence the series converges but not quite sure how to show that the limit cancels down to show 0 is "obvious"
Any help would be great, thanks.
(b) I let = sequence of partial sums then plugged everything into ratio test formula.
I ended up with:
I know that:
And that:
Hence the overall limit = infinity and so the series diverges; but, once again i'm not quite sure how to show that how the limits cancels down to show ∞ and 0 is "obvious"
Once again, any help would be great, thanks.
Thanks, that's very good and I understand all of it; however, I haven't been formally taught L'Hospitals Rule yet and so am not allowed to use it for this particular problem.
Any other ideas?