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Question 11 (a) 

Let be a sequence of positive numbers such that the power series has radius of convergence . (a) Does the series converge or diverge? Justify your answer. . 
Make sure you understand the problem fully: What is the question asking you to do? Are there specific conditions or constraints that you should take note of? How will you know if your answer is correct from your work only? Can you rephrase the question in your own words in a way that makes sense to you? 
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Hint 1 

For which value of , is the series same with ? 
Hint 2 

Using the radius of convergence, determine whether the power series converges or not, for obtained in Hint 1. 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. We can easily see that when , . Since the radius of convergence is given by for the power series , the series converges when . Therefore, implies the convergence of the series . Answer: 