Evaluating Limits By Factoring
Evaluating Limits By Factoring

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Section 2.3 Evaluating Limits Algebraically. Properties of Limits. ( a , a ). y = x. ( a , c ). . y = c. . . . | a. | a. where n is a positive integer. Properties of Limits. Read page 79 – 82 for more p roperties We can use this property whenever possible. .

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Properties of Limits (a, a) y = x (a, c) y = c | a | a where n is a positive integer.

Properties of Limits • Read page 79 – 82 for more properties • We can use this property whenever possible f (x1) f (a) = L f (x2) | x1 | a | x2

Finding limits algebraically • Use direct substitution if possible. • Simplify the expression first (then substitution): • Factor and cancel common factors • Expand and collect like terms (if parentheses are present) • Rationalize the numerator or denominator (if root is present) • Use special limits (if trig functions are present) • Use one-sided limit (if it is a piecewise function) • Use Squeeze Theorem (if sin or cos is present)

Examples Find the following limit algebraically.

Examples Evaluate the following limits, if they exist.

Examples Find the following limit algebraically. Note we can only use special limits when the variable approaches 0

Therefore, Squeeze Theorem Example Find

Examples Find the following limit algebraically.

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