Calculus 8th Edition

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ISBN 10: 1285740629
ISBN 13: 978-1-28574-062-1

Chapter 11 - Infinite Sequences and Series - 11.1 Sequences - 11.1 Exercises - Page 745: 62



Work Step by Step

$\lim\limits_{n \to \infty}a_{n}=\lim\limits_{n \to \infty} \frac{1 \times 3 \times 5...(2n-1)}{n!}$ $=\lim\limits_{n \to \infty}\frac{1 \times 3 \times 5...(2n-1)}{1 \times 2\times 3...n}$ $=\lim\limits_{n \to \infty}\frac{3}{2} \times \frac{5}{3} \times \frac{7}{4}... (2-\frac{1}{n})$ We know that $\lim\limits_{n \to \infty}\frac{1}{n}=0$ and we know that since the numerator increases at a faster rate than the denominator, we can tell that the product $a_{n}$ will increase without bound to $\infty$. Thus, the sequence is divergent.
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