I'm trying to implement the integral test for sum convergence on the following series: $$ \sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\dfrac{1}{\sqrt{n}\cdot e^{\sqrt{n}}} $$

I've proved that the function $f:[1,\infty]\rightarrow \mathbb{R} | f(x)=\dfrac{1}{\sqrt{x}\cdot e^{\sqrt{x}}}$ is monotonically descending and positive for all $x\ge 1$,

and also that the improper integral $\int_{1}^{\infty}\dfrac{1}{\sqrt{x}\cdot e^{\sqrt{x}}}dx$ converges, therefor the sum stated above is convergent.

However, according to an online calculator, the sum $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\dfrac{1}{\sqrt{n}\cdot e^{\sqrt{n}}}$ is divergent, which makes no sense to me.

(said calculator only provides further information for money, as a student, I cannot afford such luxuries.)

Currently I am uncertain in my solution.

Any assistance/guidance is happily accepted!

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    $\begingroup$ The sum converges, hint : $e^{-\sqrt{n}}$ converges to $0$ faster than $n^k$ for all $k\geqslant 1$. $\endgroup$
    – Tuvasbien
    May 1, 2022 at 16:44
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    $\begingroup$ You likely entered the expression in incorrectly. (Your argument is correct.) $\endgroup$ May 1, 2022 at 16:45
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    $\begingroup$ I dont know what online calculator you have used, but for example WolframAlpha says that it converges. Also you can try another convergence test to prove it $\endgroup$ May 1, 2022 at 16:47
  • $\begingroup$ What online calculator did you use? $\endgroup$ May 1, 2022 at 16:54
  • $\begingroup$ I've used SymboLab's online calculator for sum convergence. Probably a bug on their side, other calculators came to the conclusion that the sum is indeed convergent. $\endgroup$
    – Aishgadol
    May 1, 2022 at 16:57

2 Answers 2


For any $ X>1$,

$$F(X)=\int_1^X\frac{dx}{2\sqrt{x}e^{\sqrt{x}}}$$ $$=\Big[-e^{-\sqrt{x}}\Big]_1^X$$



the integrale is surely convergent.


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Tell me I'm not blind, please.

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