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|'''L'Hôpital's Rule'''
 
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&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Suppose that &nbsp;<math style="vertical-align: -11px">\lim_{x\rightarrow \infty} f(x)</math>&nbsp; and &nbsp;<math style="vertical-align: -11px">\lim_{x\rightarrow \infty} g(x)</math>&nbsp; are both zero or both &nbsp;<math style="vertical-align: -1px">\pm \infty .</math>
 
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&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; If &nbsp;<math style="vertical-align: -19px">\lim_{x\rightarrow \infty} \frac{f'(x)}{g'(x)}</math>&nbsp; is finite or &nbsp;<math style="vertical-align: -4px">\pm \infty ,</math>
 
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&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; then &nbsp;<math style="vertical-align: -19px">\lim_{x\rightarrow \infty} \frac{f(x)}{g(x)}\,=\,\lim_{x\rightarrow \infty} \frac{f'(x)}{g'(x)}.</math>
 
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!Step 1: &nbsp;
 
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|First, notice that
 
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|&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; <math>\lim_{n\rightarrow \infty} \ln n =\infty</math>
 
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|and
 
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|&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; <math>\lim_{n\rightarrow \infty} n=\infty.</math>
 
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|Therefore, the limit has the form &nbsp;<math style="vertical-align: -11px">\frac{\infty}{\infty},</math>
 
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|which means that we can use L'Hopital's Rule to calculate this limit.
 
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!Step 2: &nbsp;
 
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|First, switch to the variable &nbsp;<math style="vertical-align: 0px">x</math> &nbsp; so that we have functions and
 
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|can take derivatives. Thus, using L'Hopital's Rule, we have
 
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|&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; <math>\begin{array}{rcl}
 
\displaystyle{\lim_{n\rightarrow \infty} \frac{\ln n}{n}} & = & \displaystyle{\lim_{x\rightarrow \infty} \frac{\ln x}{x}}\\
 
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& \overset{L'H}{=} & \displaystyle{\lim_{x\rightarrow \infty} \frac{\big(\frac{1}{x}\big)}{1}}\\
 
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& = & \displaystyle{0.}
 
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!Final Answer: &nbsp;
 
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|&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; The sequence converges. The limit of the sequence is &nbsp;<math style="vertical-align: 0px">0.</math>
 
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Latest revision as of 22:52, 11 November 2017

Does the following sequence converge or diverge?

If the sequence converges, also find the limit of the sequence.

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