Originally Posted by
Jazz10 Sorry, should have posted my answer to the first one. Still need help on second one.
a2 = 1 + 1/3
a5 = 1 + 1/3 + 1/5 + 1/7 + 1/9 > 1 + 1/3 + 1/9 + 1/9 + 1/9 = 1 + 1/3 + 1/3
a14 = 1 + 1/3 + (1/5 + 1/7 + 1/9) + (1/11 + 1/13 + 1/15 + 1/17 + 1/19 + 1/21 + 1/23 + 1/25 + 1/27) > 1 + 1/3 + 1/3 + (1/27 + 1/27 + 1/27 + 1/27 + 1/27 + 1/27 + 1/27 + 1/27 + 1/27) = 1 + 1/3 + 1/3 + 1/3
and you can continue to find a series of elements that are greater than 1/3. Since 1 + 1/3 + 1/3 + 1/3 + ... diverges, and a_n is greater than that sequence by the above, then a_n diverges.