## anonymous 5 years ago what does it mean when the directions say use continuity to evaluate the limit

1. anonymous

lim e^(8 x^5 - 8 x) x->1

2. anonymous

Well, for a continuous function: $\lim_{x \rightarrow a} f(x)= f(a)$

3. anonymous

So in your case, just plug in 1 for x, and since the exponential function is continuous you know that the limit is the value of the function at that point.