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Suppose $(a_n)$ and $(b_n)$ are sequences where $b_n$ is increasing and approaching positive infinity. Assume that $\lim_{n\to \infty}$ $\frac{a_{n+1}-a_n}{b_{n+1}-b_n}=L$, where $L$ is a real number. Prove that $\lim_{n\to \infty}$ $\frac{a_n}{b_n}=L$.

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A hint: consider an epsilon-delta definition of the first limit and ask what you can say about $\dfrac{a_{n+k}-a_n}{b_{n+k}-b_n}$ for sufficiently large $n$ and some fixed $k$ based on that; then 'flip it on its head' and find an epsilon-delta estimate for $\dfrac{a_{n+k}}{b_{n+k}}$ as $k\to\infty$ starting with some fixed $n$. –  Steven Stadnicki Nov 15 '12 at 3:27
    
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@Did Hm... I must have been put off by the fact that the question showed up on the main page. Oh well, it can't hurt to retain the comment, I suppose. –  Lord_Farin Aug 24 '13 at 9:36

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This result is known as "Stolz-Cesaro theorem". See here for the proof.

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