# Question about series and sequences

## Homework Statement

I have a function $$a_{n}=\frac{2+3n}{2n+1}$$, and I have to find out whether it converges or diverges. I did the ratio test $$lim_{n\rightarrow\infty}\left|\frac{a_{n+1}}{a_n}\right|$$. And according to the divergence test, it should diverge. Then it asks if the series, (summation of $$a_n$$) converges or diverges.

Now my question is, if a sequence diverges, does the series converge as well?

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Why do you say the sequence diverges?

$$a_{n}=\frac{2+3n}{2n+1} =\frac{3}{2} + \frac{1}{4n+2}$$

Clearly converges. As to the series, you can see that every term is at least 3/2.

The divergence test says that if the limit of a function is not 0, then it diverges. And the limit is 3/2, which is not 0, so it diverges..... right?

I was under the impression that a function/sequence diverges if the limit is infinite and converges otherwise, though admittedly it's been some time since I had anything to do with this. I'm sure you have a definition in your text book/lecture notes. Are you sure you're not thinking of the divergence of a series? A series does indeed diverge if the elements don't approach 0.

edit: there is also a possibility that the limit doesn't exit, like with alternating sequences, in which case the sequence diverges also.

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