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# Use the alternating series test to determine the convergence of the series sum_{n=1}^infty(-1)^nsin^2n # Use the alternating series test to determine the convergence of the series sum_{n=1}^infty(-1)^nsin^2n

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Use the alternating series test to determine the convergence of the series
$$\sum_{n=1}^\infty(-1)^n\sin^2n$$

## Answers (1) 2020-11-03
We have given a series,
$$\sum_{n=1}^\infty(-1)^n\sin^2n$$
We know that for the alternating series test, series should be given in forms,
$$\sum_{n=1}^\infty(-1)^na_n\quad\text{or}\quad\sum_{n=1}^\infty(-1)^{n+1}a_n$$
Our series is given in the form,
$$\sum_{n=1}^\infty(-1)^na_n$$
Conditions for alternate series are, $$a_n>0$$
And
$$\lim_{n=\infty}a_n=0$$
And series should be in decreasing order to be a series convergent.
$$\lim_{n=\infty}\sin^2n\cdot n\ne0$$
Hence, the given series is not convergent.

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