Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH103/April 2014/Question 01 (e) i
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Question 01 (e) i 

Consider the sequence
and its associated series . True or false: the sequence converges to as . 
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Hint 1 

What is the effective sequence if we remove all of the zero terms? 
Hint 2 

A sequence converges to zero if 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. If we expect that the sequence converges to zero then we can ignore the terms that already are zero. The remaining terms (let's call them ) are To determine if the sequence converges we compute and indeed we see the sequence converges to the value zero. Since all the remaining terms in are already exactly zero then must converge to zero as well. The statement is true. 