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according to theory of alternating series, the series [itex] \sum_{n=0}^\infty (-1)^n [/itex] is not convergent, correct?. Howcome maple estimates it as [itex] \sum_{n=0}^\infty (-1)^n = 0.5000000000[/itex]. This seems strange to me.. Why this strange result?

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# Evaluation of a divergent series?

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