The First Mathematics Scouts Problem of the week

So here goes the first Mathematics Scouts Problem of the week question :

A huge thank you to every problem proposer.


  • For all positive integers k show that the sum \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \left ( \left ( \frac{1}{n!} \right )^k \right ) converges to an irrational number. (Proposed by the Mathematics Scouts team).


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