MATH 180 December 2017
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Question 03 (c)
(c) Let be such that , and is continuous. Calculate .
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Compute the limits of the numerator and denominator separately first.
Use L'Hôpital's rule.
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Let and . First we compute the limits of and as :
In the first equation, we have used the fact that since is differentiable (i.e., exists for any ), is continuous.
We see that the desired limit is of the inderterminate form . Applying L’Hôpital’s rule, we have
provided that the latter limit exists.
Using chain rule with , where , , and , we have
On the other hand we observe that
At the limit , using the fact that is continuous, we have