Let's assume the next:

$$x_k \geq 0$$ $$L_1 = \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty} \sup_{k > n} {x_k}^{\frac{1}{k}} $$ $$L_2 = \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty} \sup_{k > n} \frac{x_{k+1}}{x_k} $$

I need to prove: $$ L_1 \leq L_2 $$

My ideas:

1) It looks like test for convergence. (if $ L_1 \le 1 $ or if we test something like {$x_k / (2 * L_1^k)$} )

2) We may try to build counterexample with propety $\forall n \in Nat, {x_k}^{\frac{1}{k}} > \frac{x_{k+1}}{x_k} $. It follows that $x_k \le x_2^{k-1}$. Then there is 3 cases $x_2 (>/< / =)1$. What must be next?

  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to Stack Exchange Math! $\endgroup$ – bluemaster Sep 17 '17 at 20:17

This answer of mine will give you what you want by just looking at the upper bound:

If $\lim_{n\to\infty} \frac{x_{n+1}}{x_n}=L$, then $\lim_{n\to\infty} (x_n)^{1/n}=L$


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