Topic: Sequences and Infinite Series

Subtopic: General Strategy

**Overview**

With several series tests in our toolbox now, it helps to have a general strategy for determining which test to use on which series. The links below provide that help. Try them out and see which work best for you.

**Objectives**

By the end of this topic you should know and be prepared to be tested on:

- 11.10.1 Have and be able to use effectively a general strategy for determining which series test to use when needing to find if a given series converges or diverges.

**Supplemental Resources (required)**

Download/Print: Prof. Keely's Summary of Tests for Series

Download/Print: Flowchart: Choosing a Convergence Test for Infinite Series (David Manuel)

and/or Flowchart: Series Convergence/Divergence (Dennis DeTurck)

**Supplemental Resources (recommended)**

It is recommended that you check these out and choose any that you find helpful in deciding which series test to use: