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Homework Help: Proving the convergence of a sequence

  1. Mar 9, 2009 #1
    [tex]2 ,2+\frac{1}{2},2+\frac{1}{2+\frac{1}{2}}[/tex]
    (the sequence consists only from positive number so the sum is not negative)
    in order to prove that its convergent i need to prove monotonicity and boundedness

    monotonicity:(by induction)

    so i guess its increasing
    suppose n=k is true:
    prove n=k+1 ([tex]a_{k}<a_{k+1}[/tex])

    i proved the opposite :)
    so this is weird.

    the answer in the book tells me to split the sequence into odd /even sub sequences
    the one is ascending and the other its descending.

    i cant see how many sub sequences i need to split it to
    maybe its 5 or 10
    what is the general way of solving it.
    and how you explained that i proved the opposite
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2009
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