February 26th, 2018, 12:53 PM  #1 
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Hey! I'm stuck on this task about series. Determine whether the following series converges or diverges: $\displaystyle \sum\limits_{n=0}^\infty \frac{n}{n^2 \sqrt n +1}$ I've tried to use the ratio test. All help much appreciated. Last edited by deltaX; February 26th, 2018 at 01:00 PM. 
February 26th, 2018, 01:39 PM  #2 
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note $\displaystyle \sum_{n=0}^\infty \dfrac{n}{n^2\sqrt{n}+1} = \sum_{n=1}^\infty \dfrac{n}{n^2\sqrt{n}+1}$ further ... $\dfrac{n}{n^2\sqrt{n}+1} = \dfrac{1}{n\sqrt{n}+\frac{1}{n}} < \dfrac{1}{n^{3/2}}$ note $\displaystyle \sum_{n=1}^\infty \dfrac{1}{n^{3/2}}$ is a convergent pseries 
February 26th, 2018, 02:08 PM  #3  
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Note that if your series is a fraction of terms in n to some (possibly fractional) power, then a comparison will always work. The limit comparison test is there probably the easiest.  

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