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\displaystyle{-2} & = & \displaystyle{\lim _{x\rightarrow 8} \bigg[\frac{xf(x)}{3}\bigg]}\\
 
\displaystyle{-2} & = & \displaystyle{\lim _{x\rightarrow 8} \bigg[\frac{xf(x)}{3}\bigg]}\\
 
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& = & \displaystyle{\frac{\lim_{x\rightarrow 8} xf(x)}{\lim_{x\rightarrow 8} 3}}\\
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& = & \displaystyle{\frac{\displaystyle{\lim_{x\rightarrow 8} xf(x)}}{\displaystyle{\lim_{x\rightarrow 8} 3}}}\\
 
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& = & \displaystyle{\frac{\lim_{x\rightarrow 8} xf(x)}{3}.}
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& = & \displaystyle{\frac{\displaystyle{\lim_{x\rightarrow 8} xf(x)}}{3}.}
 
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Revision as of 18:14, 20 May 2017

Find each of the following limits if it exists. If you think the limit does not exist provide a reason.

(a)  

(b)    given that  

(c)  


Foundations:  
1. If    we have
       
2.  


Solution:

(a)

Step 1:  
We begin by noticing that we plug in    into
       
we get  
Step 2:  
Now, we multiply the numerator and denominator by the conjugate of the denominator.
Hence, we have
       

(b)

Step 1:  
Since  
we have
       
Step 2:  
If we multiply both sides of the last equation by    we get
       
Now, using properties of limits, we have
       
Step 3:  
Solving for    in the last equation,
we get

       

(c)

Step 1:  
First, we write
       
Step 2:  
Now, we have
       


Final Answer:  
   (a)   
   (b)   
   (c)   

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