## schmidtdancer 3 years ago Use the information to evaluate the limits. I have a drawing attached.

1. schmidtdancer

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2. schmidtdancer

@apoorvk Let me draw out the options from which I have to answer.

3. schmidtdancer

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4. schmidtdancer

we can do one at a time .there are 4. but heres A^

5. schmidtdancer

@apoorvk ?

6. apoorvk

That's: lim [4 f(x)] ---> right? x ->c and [.] represents greatest integer function (GIF) - right?

7. schmidtdancer

Yes, and I think?

8. apoorvk

Ohkay... so.. that basically means I guess: |dw:1342983884987:dw| You have the value of that limit inside provided, you need to plug it in and proceed - understandable?

9. schmidtdancer

yeah

10. schmidtdancer

so would it be lim f(4)?

11. apoorvk

umm no, actually, that's 4 times the limits - $[4 \times \lim \limits_{x\rightarrow c}^{}f(x) ]$

12. schmidtdancer

Oh okay, how would I solve that?

13. apoorvk

and $$\lim \limits_{x\rightarrow c}^{}f(x) = 3/2$$ is already given!

14. schmidtdancer

Ok

15. schmidtdancer

so what would we do divide 4?

16. schmidtdancer

im confsued.. what do we do

17. schmidtdancer

@apoorvk

18. apoorvk

Cool down your nerves - nothing to get confused about! :) (ain;t no monster :P lol) I just brought the whole limit expression inside the GIF brackets - we can do that since it will not affect the limit value). Then, since $$\large \lim\limits_{x \rightarrow t}k.f(x) = k.\lim\limits_{x \rightarrow t}f(x)$$, for any function f(x) and constant k, I take the '4' out of the limit, and I end up with: $[ 4.\lim\limits_{x \rightarrow c}f(x)]$

19. schmidtdancer

lol. Ok so for a, we still have [4 lim f(x)] as x approaches c.. ok

20. apoorvk

Now it's given (in your first whiteboard drawing above) that $$\lim \limits_{x\rightarrow c}f(x) = 3/2$$, I substitute that value into $$[4\lim \limits_{x\rightarrow c}f(x)]$$, an hence now I get: $4 \times (3/2)$

21. schmidtdancer

Yes, ok

22. schmidtdancer

So then a is: 6?

23. schmidtdancer

Can I write b now?

24. apoorvk

yes! sure

25. schmidtdancer

Kk im drawing now!

26. schmidtdancer

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27. schmidtdancer

Is it just 2? I'm not sure

28. apoorvk

hey I need to make one thing sure - is that [.] for a step-up function or just general brackets?

29. apoorvk

if nothing's been stated, they're probably just general brackets~

30. schmidtdancer

what do you mean, sorry

31. schmidtdancer

Its lim [4f(x)] for a.

32. apoorvk

has anything been stated for those square brackets? If not am guessing they are just normal parenthesis, and not for GIF - in that case the second one would be 2 alright!

33. schmidtdancer

So a is still 6? and b is 2? lim [4f(x)] for a is exactly how it written

34. apoorvk

because:|dw:1342986392700:dw|

35. schmidtdancer

ok cool! so far i have a as 6, b as 2. Ill write c now

36. schmidtdancer

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37. apoorvk

See, if [.] represents GIF, it should be mentioned, because in my education system, the rule is generally they would mention it if it is for a GIF - I am not sure about how's it stated in Us schools.

38. schmidtdancer

ok I wrote c. it says; lim[f(x)g(x)] as x-->c

39. apoorvk

Okay here you use the funda: |dw:1342986659285:dw|

40. schmidtdancer

Ok so would c be 3/4?

41. schmidtdancer

?

42. apoorvk

yeah right!

43. schmidtdancer

yay! ok heres d

44. schmidtdancer

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45. schmidtdancer

lim f(x)/g(x) as x--> c = ??

46. apoorvk

okay same way as the others - can you try this? You need to separate the two limits and then divide them.

47. schmidtdancer

Ok would it be 3?

48. schmidtdancer

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49. apoorvk

Yeah right! good work!

50. schmidtdancer

thanks so much

51. apoorvk

no worries :]