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## Problem:True/False

$$\lim_{n\to \infty } (n+1)^{1/3} -n^{1/3} = \infty$$

## Hint:

Simplify the given expression.

## Discussion:

We feel that $$(n+1)^{1/3}$$ goes to infinity at the same speed as $$n^{1/3}$$. So in fact, the above limit should be zero.

We make this little bit more rigorous.

$$(n+1)^{1/3} -n^{1/3} = \frac{n+1-n}{(n+1)^{2/3}+(n+1)^{1/3}n^{1/3}+n^{2/3} }$$

$$=\frac{1}{(n+1)^{2/3}+(n+1)^{1/3}n^{1/3}+n^{2/3} } \to 0$$ as $$n\to \infty$$.

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