Intervals of Convergence

In Exercise , (a) find the series’ radius and interval of convergence. For what values of x does the series converge (b) absolutely, (c) conditionally?

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Here, we have to find

The series’ radius and interval of convergence.The value of x for which the series converges absolutely.The value of x for which the series converges conditionally..

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Let us use the ratio test in order to find the radius of convergence.Therefore, according to the ratio test, a series is said to be absolutely convergent if

…..(1)

Therefore, according to our question, we have .

Thus,

Thus, using (1), we have …..(2)

Therefore, we get .

Therefore, we get the radius of convergence as and the center is .

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Now let us test the convergence of the series at the endpoints.

At , we have the series as

, which is a divergent series using the nth term test for divergence.

At , we have the series as

, which is a divergent series using the nth term test for divergence.