MATH103 April 2017
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Find all such that the series converges.
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Use the Ratio Test. This requires us to calculate . Doing so, we obtain,
One can check that
So by the Ratio Test, the sum converges if and the sum diverges if .
When (i.e., or ), the sum becomes
by the Term Test for divergence, the series diverges when . Thus, the answer is as follows.