$$\lim_{n \to \infty}\left(\frac{1^{1/x}+2^{1/x}+\ldots+n^{1/x}}{n}\right)^{nx}$$

I don't know any format or can't think of anything to solve this limit. It looks like it is Riemann's Sum Form but there is an x, so I am confused. Please help out. Thank You!

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    $\begingroup$ Here can we treat x as constant? $\endgroup$
    – rash
    Commented May 23, 2020 at 7:41
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    $\begingroup$ Solution highly depends on $x$, say for $x=1$, limit is Infinite $\endgroup$ Commented May 23, 2020 at 7:47
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    $\begingroup$ I think this limit is undefined or something. I have tried logging this expression to simplify. Ultimately, I get a Riemann's sum but multiplied with another limit which is certainly undefined. $\endgroup$
    – rash
    Commented May 23, 2020 at 7:47
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    $\begingroup$ I'm sure there's a typo somewhere (if not a mistake). $\endgroup$
    – metamorphy
    Commented May 23, 2020 at 7:48
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    $\begingroup$ Putting $x=1$ the expression becomes $((n+1)/2)^n$ which tends to $\infty $. Please fix typo in your question. Also remember that typos are more common in printed matter than most students think. $\endgroup$
    – Paramanand Singh
    Commented May 23, 2020 at 12:54

1 Answer 1


Lemma 1:

If the limit of $(a_n)_{n\in\mathbb N}$ exists or is infinite, then $$\lim_{n\to\infty}a_n=\lim_{n\to\infty}\frac1n\sum_{k=1}^na_k$$. Intuitively, the limit on the right is the average value of $(a_n)_{n\in\mathbb N}$, which is its limit. See here for more details.

Lemma 2:

If the limit of $(a_n)_{n\in\mathbb N}$ is $\infty$, then $$\lim_{n\to\infty}(a_n)^n=\infty$$.

Now it remains to see from lemma 1 that


and so the limit is $\infty$ for any $x\ne0$ by lemma 2.


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