Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH103/April 2010/Question 01 (e)
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Question 01 (e) 

Multiple Choice Question: Exactly ONE of the answers provided is correct. There is no partial credit in this questions. Which of the following improper integrals converges?

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Hint 1 

For an improper integral of the form to converge it is necessary (but not sufficient) that f(x) approaches 0 as x goes to infinity. Check this condition first to rule out some candidates that do not satisfy this. 
Hint 2 

For the remaining candidates try 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. Let's check first the if the integrand goes to 0, as a necessary condition for convergence.
This only leaves candidates ii., iii., and iv..
And indeed, iv. does converge: By the integral test, converges if converges. This sum does converge by the pseries test. Hence the correct answer is iv.. As a fun fact, 