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Question 06 (b) 

For which values of x does the series converge? 
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Hint 

Use the ratio test to determine the intervals where this series converge 
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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. Apply the ratio test. Since we have and the following three situations are given Therefore, for , we have , so that the series converges. Now, we determine the convergence of series when . When and , we have
and , respectively. Since in both case, , by the divergence test, the series doesn't converges. To summarize, the series converges on 