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**Patrick****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-02-24
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I'm looking at the series:

I have to find in what interval I it's convergent. I'm having trouble deciding if it's I=]0,1[, or I=[0,1[. If I write it 'out', I get:

Here's the problem. I say that it's a geometric series with a=1 and r=sqrt(x). We have that |r|<1 if it has to be convergent. This means:

Combined with x greater than or equal to 0, I get:

The thing I don't get though, is that if x is 0 (as allowed in my I) I get:

Which starts with an 0^0. Which leads me to I=]0,1[. Which is right? Or what am I missing? A definitionissue perhaps?

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**G_Einstein****Member**- Registered: 2008-08-30
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sqrt(x)<1 /2

x<1 if x<1 but you give that x>=0

so 0=<x<1

but

sqrt(x)<1/2

x>1 if x>1

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**Patrick****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-02-24
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Thanks for taking the time to help, but I'm not sure what the last part means (after the but), and why you write sqrt(x) is less than a half?

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**Patrick****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-02-24
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I found out, that 0^0 = 1, so my problems are solved

edit:(in this context)

*Last edited by Patrick (2009-10-14 03:17:25)*

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