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**{7/3}****Member**- Registered: 2013-02-11
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Are there tests to see if a sequence (not series) converges?

There are 10 kinds of people in the world,people who understand binary and people who don't.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
- Registered: 2011-05-23
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Hi

Here are some basic ones: http://www.mathisfunforum.com/viewtopic.php?id=17887

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**{7/3}****Member**- Registered: 2013-02-11
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Those are series tests i asked for sequence tests,sorry for disturabing.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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Hi;

You have to determine the limit of the general term.

http://faculty.eicc.edu/bwood/ma155supp … ntal19.htm

Generally if a sequence has a limit it is convergent, if not then it is divergent.

A bit more rigorous, if the limit of a sequence exists or is finite then the sequence converges, If the limit does not exist or is infinite then the sequence diverges.

*Last edited by bobbym (2013-02-26 23:10:04)*

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