# Help with determining if a series is convergent or divergent question

1. Apr 3, 2014

### student93

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I know how to find the sum of this series, but I don't know what method to use in order to prove that this series converges. Also I don't understand how I'm supposed to tell as to whether or not this is a geometric series.

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2. Apr 3, 2014

### Dick

It's not geometric because the ratio of consecutive terms isn't a constant, but that ratio does approach a limit. Is that enough of a clue?

3. Apr 3, 2014

### student93

Would the limit have to be 0 for the series to convergent?

Lim (3^n + 4^n)/(7^n) n -> ∞ = 0 For the series to be convergent? (I actually tried this, but can't seem to find a method to solve for such a limit).

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4. Apr 3, 2014

### Dick

You mean Lim (3^n + 4^n)/(7^n) n -> ∞ = 0. You should be able to. Divide numerator and denominator by 7^n. But that's not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about the ratio $\frac{a_{n+1}}{a_n}$.