MATH101 April 2017
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Question 11 (c)
Let be a sequence of positive numbers such that the power series has radius of convergence .
(c) Does the series converge or diverge? Justify your answer.
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Recall that when a power series has a radius of convergence , its derivative has the same radius of convergence.
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Let . Then, we can observe that
This implies that .
The last equality follows from for and .
By the Hint, taking derivative doesn't change the radius of convergence, so that also has the radius of convergence .
Since , the series converges.