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## Homework Statement

## Homework Equations

Where do the terms 1/4 come from? Are they ambiguous?

## The Attempt at a Solution

Trying to understand the text[/B]

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Where do the terms 1/4 come from? Are they ambiguous?

Trying to understand the text[/B]

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By comparing the series against something easy to calculate, you can show that the series is growing and not converging.

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By showing that the left side is greater than the right what does that show?

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In order to do that you are replacing some terms with smaller terms to make a known series that does not converge. Therefore the series in question must not converge because it is bigger than another series that doesn't converge.

The pattern you are supposed to see is that :

## \sum_{n=1}^{2^k} 1/n>{k}##

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