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    Determine whether the series converges or diverges.

    \sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{\sqrt{n^4 + 5n + 10}}{(3n+2)^2(5n+1)}

    Will use comparison test:

    \sum a_{n} = \sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{\sqrt{n^4 + 5n + 10}}{(3n+2)^2(5n+1)}

    \sum b_{n} = \frac{n^2}{30n^3}

    Is this correct series for \sum b_{n} ?
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    Re: Determine whether the series converges or diverges.

    Can't see your series.
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    Re: Determine whether the series converges or diverges.

    Thanks, I had to change the latex
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    Re: Determine whether the series converges or diverges.

    Quote Originally Posted by moonman View Post
    \sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{\sqrt{n^4 + 5n + 10}}{(3n+2)^2(5n+1)}

    Will use comparison test:

    \sum a_{n} = \sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{\sqrt{n^4 + 5n + 10}}{(3n+2)^2(5n+1)}

    \sum b_{n} = \frac{n^2}{30n^3}

    Is this correct series for \sum b_{n} ?

    Just note that \frac{\sqrt{n^4 + 5n + 10}}{(3n+2)^2(5n+1)}\le \frac{4n^2}{(3n+2)^2(5n+1)}
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    Re: Determine whether the series converges or diverges.

    Quote Originally Posted by Plato View Post
    Just note that \frac{\sqrt{n^4 + 5n + 10}}{(3n+2)^2(5n+1)}\le \frac{4n^2}{(3n+2)^2(5n+1)}
    How did you get the 4 in the numerator?
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    Re: Determine whether the series converges or diverges.

    Quote Originally Posted by moonman View Post
    How did you get the 4 in the numerator?

    \sqrt{n^4 + 5n + 10}\le\sqrt{n^4 + 5n^4 + 10n^4}=4n^2
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    Re: Determine whether the series converges or diverges.

    Quote Originally Posted by Plato View Post
    \sqrt{n^4 + 5n + 10}\le\sqrt{n^4 + 5n^4 + 10n^4}=4n^2
    How? I'm sorry I don't understand how you get 4n^2
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    Re: Determine whether the series converges or diverges.

    Quote Originally Posted by moonman View Post
    How? I'm sorry I don't understand how you get 4n^2
    4n^4+5n^4+10n^4=16n^4

    What is the square root of that?
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    Re: Determine whether the series converges or diverges.

    Oh gosh! Thanks, I feel like an idiot now. I did not follow the order of operations.
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