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Question 01 (c) 

Sequences and Series: Short Answer Problems  Determine whether the following sequences and series converge (full marks for correct answer with justification; work must be shown for partial marks) Does the sequence with converge? If it does, calculate the limit. 
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? 
If you are stuck, check the hints below. Read the first one and consider it for a while. Does it give you a new idea on how to approach the problem? If so, try it! If after a while you are still stuck, go for the next hint. 
Hint 1 

Notice that the question asks you to compute the limit. So even if you were to try series tests, they won't be able to tell you the exact value of the limit. This series should look familiar from the beginning of your course. 
Hint 2 

Try plugging away using Riemann sums. 
Hint 3 

Recall that
where
and

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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. Our problem translates to computing
To do this, we proceed as in the last hint above and try to compute a . The leading term suggests we should choose . Using this, our and so a good choice for a and b is and Therefore,
and so the sum converges to 2. 