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Homework Help: Functions as Power Series

  1. May 14, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I'm having a little trouble concerning the part where we have to calculate the endpoints of a known interval of convergence in order to see whether they are convergent or divergent. In this case, is the summation of n=0 to infinity of (-1)^n/10 diverging or converging. Are there any tests to prove that? I'm kinda confused. Thanks

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    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. May 14, 2009 #2


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    Have you looked at the alternating series test?
  4. May 14, 2009 #3
    uhh yea, but it just gives bn= 1/10 which doesn;t make sense...i think
  5. May 14, 2009 #4


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    (-1)^n/10 doesn't converge. Don't be silly. It doesn't even approach 0. Did you mean to post something else?
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