A community for students.

Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing

anonymous

  • 5 years ago

When is it appropriate and when is it not appropriate to use l'Hopital's Rule?

  • This Question is Closed
  1. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    It is appropriate to use l'Hopital's rule when your fraction of two functions gives you either \[\infty/\infty \ or \ 0/0\] after substituting the value to which your variable is approaching. If you get any other indeterminate form, i.e. infinity - infinity, 0^0, etc, then you need to manipulate the expression until you get it into those two first indeterminate forms.

  2. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    You don't always have to use l'Hopital's Rule right? If you can factor or otherwise find the limit without using l'Hopital's Rule you can do that too can't you? I'm trying to write an essay about this and it's not going well.

  3. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    Of course, if you don't need to use l'Hopital's rule, then by all means go about your normal business! I'm not quite sure how you can write an entire essay about limit ratios of derivatives....

  4. Not the answer you are looking for?
    Search for more explanations.

    • Attachments:

Ask your own question

Sign Up
Find more explanations on OpenStudy
Privacy Policy

Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.

spraguer (Moderator)
5 → View Detailed Profile

is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...

23

  • Teamwork 19 Teammate
  • Problem Solving 19 Hero
  • You have blocked this person.
  • ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...

Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.

This is the testimonial you wrote.
You haven't written a testimonial for Owlfred.