MATH220 December 2010
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Question 10 (b)
Let . Prove, using the definition of convergence, that
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Remember here that k and l are fixed in this problem. We want to know what happens as n tends to infinity.
The definition of convergence is the following:
A sequence of positive numbers converges to 0 if for all there exists a natural number n such that for all natural numbers you have that .
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Let be the sequence defined by
Recall that a sequence of positive numbers converges to 0 if for all there exists a natural number n such that for all natural numbers you have that .
Pick an . Then choose n a natural number so large such that . Then for all , we have that
and thus the sequence converges to 0.
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