# The sum of two infinite series [duplicate]

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Given two infinite series $A(x):=\sum_na_n(x)$, and $B(x):=\sum_nb_n(x)$, suppose they have radius of convergence $r_1$ and $r_2$ respectively, then what is the radius of convergence of $\sum_n a_n(x)+b_n(x)$?

Is the region of convergence the intersection of the region of convergence of $A(x)$ and $B(x)$? I doubt that this is true by the ratio test.

## marked as duplicate by mrf, Winther, Davide Giraudo, Mark Bennet, DanOct 25 '17 at 16:39

By the ratio test, there is an $m$ sufficiently large and there are $r_a,r_b<1$ such that forall $n\ge m$,
$$|a_n|\le |a_m|r_a^{n-m}$$ and
$$|b_n|\le |b_m|r_b^{n-m}.$$
$$|a_n+b_n|\le|a_n|+|b_n|\le |a_m|r_a^{n-m}+|b_m|r_b^{n-m}\le(|a_m|+|b_m|)(\max(r_a,r_b))^{n-m},$$
assuming $r_a\ge r_b$.