Determine whether the following series converges

1. Nov 5, 2006

Could someone plz explain how they got from step 1 to step 2, i don't know what hap'd to the factorial part :S

Question: Determine whether the following series converges.

n= infinity
Sum ln (n)
n=1 n!

Using the Ratio Test: lim absolute ((An+1)/(An))
n->infinity

Step 1. => lim (ln(n+1)/(n+1)!) x (n!/(ln (n))

Step 2. => lim ln(n+1)/((n+1)ln(n))

It's question 1. vi)

Last edited: Nov 5, 2006
2. Nov 5, 2006

Muzza

n!/(n + 1)! = 1/(n + 1).

If you write out the factorials for n = 1, 2, 3 you should see why this is the case.

3. Nov 14, 2006

tuananh

Using this equality e^x >= x + 1 > x for all x, we have e^n > n for all n. Thus, ln(n) < n for all n. This implies 0 < ln(n)/n! < 1/(n-1)! for all n>1
The series (Sum 1/(n-1)!) is convergent, so is the series (Sum ln(n)/n!)