Calculus 8th Edition

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

Chapter 11 - Infinite Sequences and Series - 11.8 Power Series - 11.8 Exercises - Page 791: 5


$R=1$ ; interval of convergence is $[-1,1)$

Work Step by Step

Let $a_{n}=\frac {x^{n}}{2n-1}$, then $\lim\limits_{n \to \infty}|\frac{a_{n+1}}{a_{n}}|=\lim\limits_{n \to \infty}|\dfrac{\frac {x^{n+1}}{2(n+1)-1}}{\frac {x^{n}}{2n-1}}|$ $=|x|\lt 1$ At $x=-1$ , alternating series, thus converges and $x=1$ divergent. Hence, $R=1$ ; interval of convergence is $[-1,1)$
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