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    Power Series

    I need help for the following problem.

    Find the radius of convergence for the power series:

     \sum_{j=1}^{\infty} (x/2)^j
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    Quote Originally Posted by larson View Post
    I need help for the following problem.

    Find the radius of convergence for the power series:

     \sum_{j=1}^{\infty} (x/2)^j
    By the root test, the series converges for all x such that \lim_{j \to \infty} |(x/2)^j|^{1/j} < 1

    don't forget to check the end points
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jhevon View Post
    By the root test, the series converges for all x such that \lim_{j \to \infty} |(x/2)^j|^{1/j} < 1

    don't forget to check the end points
    how do i know what my endpoints are?
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    Hello,

    Find the radius of convergence R, then look at the convergence/divergence of the series if x=R and x=-R
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