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Numerical method for radius of convergence.
We need to compute the ordered pairs:
The above generates:
Extrapolate the value in the second column for n = ∞. Looks like we get -.5625.
Here is another one:
This one is a little tougher we must extrapolate to 1 / ∞. So you do a linear fit of the last two points. You get:
The limit of that as x approaches 0 is obviously .2498259
Which is close to the the exact answer of 2.
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