Prove the "Alternating Series Test"; .ie suppose that (x_n) is a positive

decreasing sequence with lim (x_n)= 0. Show that the alternating series

∞

∑(-1)^n (x_n)

n=0

is convergent and the sum satisfies |s-s_k|≤ s_k

where s_k is the partial sum and s = lim (s_k).

Hint: Start by showing that (s_2k) and (s_2k+1) are both monotone.

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I showed that the odd partial sums are monotone increasing and the even partial sums are monotone decreasing, but I couldn't find the rest.

If you help me, I will be really happy.

Selin