Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH103/April 2014/Question 06 (a)
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Question 06 (a) 

Determine with full justification whether the following series converge. You do not have to evaluate the sums.
Work must be shown for full marks. Simplify fully. 
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 

Use comparison test. 
Hint 2 

Note that for any 
Hint 3 

After following the above hints, use the test or the integral test. 
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Solution 1 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. Since for any ,
Thus, by the comparison test, converges if . But
converges by the test with . 
Solution 2 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. Carry out the same steps as in the previous solution, but use the integral test to confirm convergence of . That is, since
converges. 