# Determine convergence of series using integral test

## Homework Statement

How can i find if the following series is convergent or divergent using the INTEGRAL TEST?
sigma (n=1 to infinity)= n/(n^4+1)

## The Attempt at a Solution

The answer says that the initial step involves changing it to: 1/2(2x)/(1+(x^2)^2)..but why is that?

tiny-tim
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Hi lha08!

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sigma (n=1 to infinity)= n/(n^4+1)

The answer says that the initial step involves changing it to: 1/2(2x)/(1+(x^2)^2)..but why is that?

Because ∫dy/(1 + y2) is easy.