# Thread: Sequences and sums

1. ## Sequences and sums

Suppose that $(x_k)_{k=1}^{\infty}$ and $(y_k)_{k=1}^{\infty}$ are sequences of positive real numbers, and that $\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}x_{k}=S$ and $\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}y_{k}=T$. Let $z_k=\max(x_k,y_k)$. Prove that the sum $\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}z_k$ exists.

Let $S_n=\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}x_{k}$ and let
Let $T_n=\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}y_{k}$

We know $S_n$ coverges to S and $T_n$ converges to T. So $S_n+T_n$ converges to S+T. Am i on the right track? I can't go any further from here so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

2. Originally Posted by charikaar
Suppose that $(x_k)_{k=1}^{\infty}$ and $(y_k)_{k=1}^{\infty}$ are sequences of positive real numbers, and that $\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}x_{k}=S$ and $\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}y_{k}=T$. Let $z_k=\max(x_k,y_k)$. Prove that the sum $\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}z_k$ exists.

Let $S_n=\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}x_{k}$ and let
Let $T_n=\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}y_{k}$

We know $S_n$ coverges to S and $T_n$ converges to T. So $S_n+T_n$ converges to S+T. Am i on the right track? I can't go any further from here so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
You might be able to make use of the fact that $z_k < x_k + y_k$.