Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH101/April 2016/Question 5 (a)
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Question 5 (a) 

Does converge or diverge? Justify your conclusion. 
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Hint 

Can you apply the integral test? 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. Set . For , this function is positive and decreasing (since it is the product of the two decreasing functions and ). Using the substitution , so that , we see that
and so this improper integral converges. By the Integral Test, the given series also converges. 