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anonymous
 one year ago
How do you find the limit when x is approaching 0, (x^2+3)/x^4? @welshfella
anonymous
 one year ago
How do you find the limit when x is approaching 0, (x^2+3)/x^4? @welshfella

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@zepdrix anyone out there

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You could graph it and look, that's always a good place to start

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@RunawayGalaxy I honestly don't even know how to graph that.

zepdrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1\[\large\rm \lim_{x\to0}\frac{x^2+3}{x^4}\]Simply plugging in 0 gives you an indeterminate form of \(\large\rm \frac{3}{0}\) ya?

zepdrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Do you remember anything about this limit?\[\large\rm \lim_{x\to0}\frac{1}{x}\]Because our problem is behaving the same way.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I do not remember much about that particular limit. Would I replace x with 0? 1/0 is undetermined?

zepdrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Well let's plug in a value that's very close to 0, that should give us an idea of what's going on. How about 1/99999, that's pretty close to 0 right? :)\[\large\rm \lim_{x\to0}\frac{1}{\color{orangered}{x}}\approx\frac{1}{\color{orangered}{\frac{1}{99999}}}=1\cdot\frac{99999}{1}=99999\]Do you understand what I did here? I plugged in a really really small fraction, a value close to zero. And applying an algebra rule, the result is giving us a really big value.

zepdrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1So as x is getting closer to 0, 1/x is growing infinitely large.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@zepdrix Does L'hopital's rule not apply in this case? Is 3/0 not indeterminate form?

zepdrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1It's not the indeterminate form that we need for L'Hop unfortunately :( Need 0/0 or infty/infty

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I remembered that there were a bunch, but couldn't figure if that was one of them

zepdrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1@raesal what do you think? :d do you understand why 1/x is blowing up large and in charge like that? :D make sense of the example?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@zepdrix I understand the example, I just don't understand how that example is going to help me solve this problem. I don't understand how 1/x "blowing up large and in charge" will help me solve this problem.

zepdrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Well it's blowing up like, is partly explained by the fact that it's approaching the indeterminate form 1/0. Notice that with our problem, we're approaching the indeterminate form 3/0. So we will end up with the same result. I'm not sure of the exact algebra steps.. umm It's easier to think about it intuitively. The bottom is a 4th power, so it's doing everything "faster" than the top. It's getting to zero faster than the numerator, so it blows up just like 1/x. Oh oh maybe we could do this: Multiply top and bottom by 1/x^4\[\large\rm \lim_{x\to0}\frac{x^2+3}{x^4}\left(\frac{1/x^4}{1/x^4}\right)=\lim_{x\to0}\frac{\frac{1}{x^2}+\frac{3}{x^4}}{1}=\lim_{x\to0}\frac{1}{x^2}+\lim_{x\to0}\frac{3}{x^4}\]

zepdrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Then we can relate it back to that 1/x limit in each of these limits,\[\large\rm =\left(\lim_{x\to0}\frac{1}{x}\right)^2+3\left(\lim_{x\to0}\frac{1}{x}\right)^4\]

zepdrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1That seems wayyy tedious though :d Intuitionnnnnnn instead!

zepdrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1That multiplication step was kinda sloppy, i shoulda just separated the fractions, x^2/x^4 and 3/x^4, same result.

zepdrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I dunno, it's a lot to take in >.< Lemme know what you're thinkin

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I'm confused. I'm so sorry >.<

zepdrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1When you have a fraction:\[\large\rm \lim_{x\to 0}\frac{stuff}{other~stuff}\] If the stuff in the numerator is going towards 0 faster, then the fraction overall is going towards zero. It's approaching this form: \(\large\rm \frac{0}{number}\) which is just zero. When the bottom is going towards 0 faster, then the whole thing is approaching infinity. It's approaching this form: \(\large\rm \frac{number}{0}\) This second case is what is happening with our problem, the bottom is getting to zero much much faster.

zepdrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Blah, math is hard >.<
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