Homework Help: Real Analysis: proving a sequence converges and finding its limit.

1. Apr 24, 2012

TeenieBopper

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Suppose r>1. Prove the sequence $\sqrt[n]{1 + r^{n}}$ converges and find its limit.

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

It's obvious that the sequence converges to r, so I know where I need to end up. My first instinct is to use the squeeze theorem. It's obvious that $\sqrt[n]{r^{n}}$<$\sqrt[n]{1 + r^{n}}$. However, I'm having difficulty finding a sequence that's greater than $\sqrt[n]{1 + r^{n}}$ but also converges to r.

2. Apr 24, 2012

SammyS

Staff Emeritus
Try comparing to $\displaystyle \sqrt[n]{2\,r^n}\ .$