$latex displaystyle int_{2}^{infty}{frac{1}{x^{2} – 1}dx} =boxed{ ln {3}}$

$latex displaystyle sum_{n=2}^{infty}{frac{1}{n^{2} – 1}} = boxed{frac{3 } {2 }} $

To test if the infinite series

$latex displaystyle sum_{n=2}^{infty}{frac{1}{n^{2} – 1}} $ converges, provided it is

- positive &
- decreasing function

you can convert it to $latex displaystyle int_{2}^{infty}{frac{1}{x^{2} – 1}dx} $

(although they converge to different values.)