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lordy2010

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## Homework Statement

Let [tex]I_{n} = \int_{0}^{1}x^{n}e^{-x}dx[/tex]

Show that 0 < [tex]I_{n}[/tex] < [tex]\frac{1}{n+1}[/tex]

## Homework Equations

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## The Attempt at a Solution

I have been trying to prove this for a long time, and so far I haven't gotten anywhere. I managed to get a reduction formula for it using integration by parts, and I can prove that it is greater than 0, but not that it is less than 1/(n+1). I have tried using induction too, but with no luck.