Sequence
For a given integer k, the sequence is defined as :
S(0)=0 S(n)=(1S(n1))/k What is the formula for the nth term? Show that for large values of n the nth term converges on 1/(k+1) for k>1 :smile: 
[QUOTE=Citrix;540343]For a given integer k, the sequence is defined as :
S(0)=0 S(n)=(1S(n1))/k What is the formula for the nth term? Show that for large values of n the nth term converges on 1/(k+1) for k>1 :smile:[/QUOTE]Do you mean S([b]k[/b]) = (1S([b]k[/b] 1))/k What is the formula for the [b]k[/b]th term? Show that for large values of [b]k[/b] the [b]k[/b]th term converges on 1/(k+1) for k>1 ? 
[QUOTE=Dr Sardonicus;540366]Do you mean
[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=Citrix;540343]For a given integer k[/QUOTE] k is a parameter 
For k=3
S(0)=0 S(1)=(10)/3=1/3 S(2)=(11/3)/3=2/9 S(3)=(12/9)/3=7/27 ... Hope this helps 
The closed form of S(n) looks to be (k^n(1)^n) / ((k+1)*k^n)

[QUOTE=Citrix;540373]For k=3
S(0)=0 S(1)=(10)/3=1/3 S(2)=(11/3)/3=2/9 S(3)=(12/9)/3=7/27 ... Hope this helps[/QUOTE] Yes, thanks. I obviously misread the problem. For n > 0, S(n) clearly is [tex]\sum_{i=1}^n\frac{(1)^{i1}}{k^i}[/tex] which is a partial sum of a geometric series with first term 1/k and ratio 1/k. Closed form for S(n) already given. S(n) [tex]\rightarrow[/tex] 1/(k+1) for any k > 1 whether integer or not. 
Ha! We remember we have seen this (or similar) sometime ago in a video about a "proof" of the famous 1+2+3+...=1/12 (let k slowly decrease to 1, to get that the limit of the sequence 1, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0,... is 0.5, practically from there start all the "layman" proofs of the above). We watched it a couple of times, and gave up after a while, something was still missing, or our brain was not developed enough... :blush:

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