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# I dont understand the comparison test. Could you describe it in laymen terms?

I know that you are basically comparing two fractions; but how is the conclusion reached (of whether one is convergent or divergent) reached? What is it exactly that you are supposed to "look" for when doing a direct comparison test???

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- Pauley MorphLv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
Suppose you're short and I'm shorter than you are. Then I am short.

Suppose you're short and I'm taller than you are. Then I could be short too; or I could be tall.

Suppose you're tall and I'm shorter than you are. Then I could be tall too; or I could be short.

Suppose you're tall and I'm taller than you are. Then I am tall.

Suppose (from some point on) that the terms of sequence A are all less than the terms of sequence B and suppose we kinow that sequence B is convergent. Then sequence A is convergent.

and so on...