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Understand the problem

Let $a_n = n+\frac{1}{n} , n \in \mathbb{N}$. Then the sum of the series $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} (-1)^{n+1} \frac{a_{n+1}}{n!} is$ (A) $e^{-1}-1$ (B) $e^{-1}$ (C) $1-e^{-1}$ (D) $1+e^{-1}$
Source of the problem
IIT JAM 2018 Problem 13
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Easy
Suggested Book
Real Analysis By S.K Mapa

Do you really need a hint? Try it first!

Consider $a_n = n + \frac{1}{n} , n \in \mathbb{N}$ We have to use $e^{x} = 1 + \frac{x}{1!} + \frac{x^{2}}{2!}+.....$ Specifically $e^{1} = 1+ \frac{1}{1!} + \frac{1}{2!}+....$ And $e^{-1} = 1 - \frac{1}{1!} + \frac{1}{2!} - \frac{1}{3!} + .......$ Do you want to play with it
$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} (-1)^{n+1} \frac{a_{n+1}}{n!} = \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} (-1)^{n+1} \frac{n+1 + \frac{1}{n+1}}{n!}$ = $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}[ (-1)^{n+1} \frac{1}{(n-1)!} + (-1)^{n+1} \frac{1}{n!} + (-1)^{n+1} \frac{1}{(n+1)!}]$   Now we will be breaking it term by term for the ease of calculation. Can you do it from here?
$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} (-1)^{n+1} \frac{a_{n+1}}{n!}$ = $[1-\frac{1}{1!} + \frac{1}{2!} - ......] + [\frac{1}{1!} - \frac{1}{2!} + \frac{1}{3!} - .....] + [\frac{1}{2!} - \frac{1}{3!} + \frac{1}{4!} -.......]$ = $e^{-1} + [1-e^{-1}] + [e^{-1} + 1 - 1]$ = $e^{-1} + 1$Â So option (D) is our required answer.

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Understand the problem

Let $s_n$ =Â 1+$\frac{1}{1!}$+$\frac{1}{2!}$+……..+$\frac{1}{n!}$ for n $\in$ $\mathbb{N}$ Then which of the following is TRUE for the sequenceÂ {$s_{n}\}^\infty_{n=1}$:   (a) {$s_{n}\}^\infty_{n=1}$ converges in $\mathbb{Q}$.   (b) {$s_{n}\}^\infty_{n=1}$ is a Cauchy sequence but does not converges to $\mathbb{Q}$.   (c) The subsequenceÂ  {$s_{k^n}\}^\infty_{n=1}$Â is convergent in $\mathbb{R}$ when k is a even natural number.   (d) {$s_{n}\}^\infty_{n=1}$ is not a Cauchy sequence.
IIT Jam 2018
Easy
Suggested Book
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I am going to give you 3 clues in the beginning you try to work out using them. Then I will elaborate this clues in the following hintsÂ  (I) Every convergent sequence is a Cauchy sequenceÂ  (II)Every subsequence of a convergent sequence is convergentÂ  (III)Consider then term 1+$\frac{1}{1!}$+$\frac{1}{2!}$+……..+$\frac{1}{n!}$ Does this remind you any well known series?

I wil start with (III) consider $e^x$=1+$\frac{x}{1!}$+$\frac{x^2}{2!}$+……..+$\frac{x^n}{n!}$ Isn’t the seris that we have to , is the value at x=1. Hence the given series$\rightarrow$ e $\in$ $\mathbb{R}$ \ $\mathbb{Q}$

So option (a) is incorrect.

Every subsequence of a convergent sequence is convergent so {$s_{k^n}\}^\infty_{n=1}$ is convergent not only for even k, butÂ for any $k \in \Bbb N$. So option (c) is incorrect.

Every convergent sequence is a Cauchy sequence so option (d) is incorrect and $e \in$ $\mathbb{R}$ so the given subsequence is convergent in $\mathbb{R}$. So only option (b) is correct.

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