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Basics: Limit of a function

Basics: Limit of a function

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Two Concepts as Numbers


 »  Undefined Large
    →  `oo` infinity
    →  very large value denoted by a symbol


 »  Indeterminate Value
    →  `0/0`
    →  represented by an expression
    →  other forms: `oo/oo`, `oo-oo`, `0^0`, `0xx oo`, or `oo^0`


 »  All the following can be true
    →  `0/0 = 0`
    →  `0/0 = 1`
    →  `0/0 = oo`
    →  `0/0 = 6` or `8` or `-3`

Rigorous arithmetic calculations may result in `0/0`, but the expression may take some other value. The objective of limits is to find that value.

Indeterminate value and Undefined Large

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`oo` - undefined large
`0/0`, `oo/oo`, `oo-oo`, `0^0`- indeterminate value.

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Starting the page "indeterminate value and undefined large". ;; The two important numbers, Indeterminate value, and, Undefined large, are explained. It is crucial to understand these two numbers to understand limit of a function.

What is the value of `1/0`?

  • `1`
  • `0`
  • `oo`

The answer is '`oo`'. Infinity.

What is infinity `oo` called as?

  • undefined large
  • indeterminate value

The answer is 'undefined large'.

What does "undefined" mean?

  • not specified; not assigned a value with
  • not considered to be true

The answer is 'not specified; not assigned a value with'

What is infinity `oo` called as?

  • Practice Saying the Answer

The answer is 'undefined large'

What is the value of `0/0`?

  • `1`
  • `0`
  • `oo`
  • cannot be computed

The answer is 'cannot be computed'

Why the value of `0/0` cannot be computed? This is explained in detail in the following pages.

Consider the division as giving out cookies to kids. If there are `6` cookies and one gives out `2` cookies to each kid, then how many kids will get the cookies?

  • `3`
  • `6`
  • `2`
  • `1`

The answer is '`3`', as `6/2 = 3`.

Consider the following. If there are `0` cookies and one gives out `0` cookies to each kid, then what is the mathematical expression for this?

  • `0/0`
  • cannot be mathematically expressed

The answer is '`0/0`'

There are `0` cookies in a cookie jar and Person A give out `0` cookies to each kid. Person A stops giving out cookies if there are `0` cookies in the cookie jar. Then how many kids will receive the `0` cookies from person A?

  • `1`
  • `0`
  • `oo`
  • cannot be computed

The answer is '`0`'.
when starting, Person A checks the number of cookies and immediately stops giving the cookies.

There are `0` cookies in a cookie jar and Person B gives out `0` cookies to each kid. Person B checks if the number of cookies to be given is same as the number of cookies in the cookie jar. When those are equal, Person B gives all the cookies and stops the distribution. Then how many kids will receive the `0` cookies from Person B?

  • `1`
  • `0`
  • `oo`
  • cannot be computed

The answer is '`1`'.
when starting, Person B checks the number of cookies and finds that it matches to the number of cookies to be given out. So she gives once and stops.

There are `0` cookies in a cookie jar and Person C gives out `0` cookies to each kid. Person C stops the distribution only when she cannot give what a kid is to be given. Then how many kids will receive the `0` cookies from Person C?

  • `1`
  • `0`
  • `oo`
  • cannot be computed

The answer is '`oo`'.
For every kid, Person C checks if she has `0` cookies. She decides, `0` cookies can be given, and so keeps on with the distribution forever.

There are `0` cookies in a cookie jar and Person D gives out `0` cookies to each kid. Person D stops the distribution, only when she cannot give what a kid is to be given. In addition to that, Person D checks if the jar is empty, every time, after servicing 6 kids. If she finds it empty, she stops. Then how many kids will receive the `0` cookies from Person D?

  • `1`
  • `0`
  • `oo`
  • `6`

The answer is '`6`' After giving to 6 kids, she checks if the jar is empty for the first time. Since the jar is empty, she stops.

There are `0` cookies in a cookie jar and and one gives out `0` cookies to each kid. How many kids will receive?
This problem is mathematically `0/0`. What is the answer to this?

 •  Person A came with answer `0`.
 •  Person B came with answer `1`.
 •  Person C came with answer `oo`.
 •  Person D came with answer `6`.

So, what is the value of `0/0`?
`0/0` is named as 'indeterminate value', as it can take any value depending on the problem at hand and the process followed in solving the problem.

What is `0/0` called?

  • undefined large
  • indeterminate value

The answer is 'indeterminate value'.

What does "indeterminate" mean?

  • cannot be determined; cannot find the value of
  • absolutely determined; find the value of

The answer is 'cannot be determined; cannot find the value of'

What is `0/0` called?

  • Practice Saying the Answer

The answer is 'Indeterminate Value'

What is the value of `oo/oo`?

  • `1`
  • `oo`
  • `0`
  • indeterminate value

The answer is 'indeterminate value'.

The answer can be explained with
`color(deepskyblue)(oo)/color(coral)(oo)`
`quad quad = color(deepskyblue)(1/0) -:color(coral)(1/0)`
`quad quad = color(deepskyblue)(1/0) xx color(coral)(0/1)`
`quad quad = 0/0`

What is the value of `oo xx oo`?

  • `1`
  • `oo`
  • `0`
  • indeterminate value

The answer is '`oo`'.

The answer can be explained with
`color(deepskyblue)(oo) xx color(coral)(oo)`
`quad quad = color(deepskyblue)(1/0) xx color(coral)(1/0)`
`quad quad = 1/0 `
`quad quad = oo`

What is the value of `oo - oo`?

  • `1`
  • `oo`
  • `0`
  • indeterminate value

The answer is 'indeterminate value'.

The answer can be explained with
`color(deepskyblue)(oo) - color(coral)(oo)`
`quad quad = color(deepskyblue)(1/0) - color(coral)(1/0)`
`quad quad = (color(deepskyblue)(1)-color(coral)(1))/0`
`quad quad = 0/0`

What is the value of `oo + oo`?

  • `1`
  • `oo`
  • `0`
  • indeterminate value

The answer is '`oo`'.

The answer can be explained with
`color(deepskyblue)(oo) + color(coral)(oo)`
`quad quad = color(deepskyblue)(1/0) + color(coral)(1/0)`
`quad quad = 2/0`
`quad quad = oo`

What is the value of `0^0`?

  • `1`
  • `oo`
  • `0`
  • indeterminate value

The answer is 'indeterminate value'.

The answer can be explained with
`0^0`
`quad quad = 0^(1-1)`
`quad quad = 0^1 -: 0^1`
`quad quad = 0/0`

`oo` is called 'undefined large'.
`0/0` is called 'indeterminate value'.

Some authors or teachers may call `oo` as 'indeterminate'. As part of this course `oo` is referred to as 'undefined large' and will not be referred as 'indeterminate'.
Similarly, some authors call `0/0` as 'undefined'. As part of this course `0/0` is referred to as 'indeterminate value' and will not be referred as 'undefined'.

Students may note that, this is a matter of nomenclature. This course adds the additional information 'large' and 'value' to give additional clue on what is being referred to.

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undefined large: `oo` is very large value, not determined.
indeterminate value : `0/0` is not defined to be a single value in all mathematical models or expressions.
`oo/oo`; `oo - oo`; `0^0` are other mathematical forms of indeterminate value.



           

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What is `oo` called?

  • undefined large
  • indeterminate value

The answer is 'undefined large'.

What is `0/0` called?

  • undefined large
  • indeterminate value

The answer is 'indeterminate value'.

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What is the value of 1 by 0?
1
1
0
0
infinity
infinity
The answer is "infinity"
What is infinity called as?
undefined;large
undefined large
indeterminate;value
indeterminate value
The answer is 'undefined large'.
What does "undefined" mean?
specified;assigned;value
not specified; not assigned a value with
considered;to;true
not considered to be true
The answer is 'not specified; not assigned a value with'
What is infinity called as?
undefined
The answer is 'undefined large'
What is the value of 0 by 0?
1
1
0
0
infinity
infinity
can;not;be;b;cannot
cannot be computed
The answer is 'cannot be computed' ;; Why the value of 0 by 0 cannot be computed? This is explained in detail in the following pages.
Consider the division as giving out cookies to kids. If there are 6 cookies and one gives out 2 cookies to each kid, then how many kids will get the cookies?
3
3
6
6
2
2
1
1
The answer is ' 3 ', as 6/2 = 3 .
Consider the following. If there are 0 cookies and one gives out 0 cookies to each kid, then what is the mathematical expression for this?
0
0 by 0
can;not;be;b
cannot be mathematically expressed
The answer is "0 by 0".
There are 0 cookies in a cookie jar and Person A give out 0 cookies to each kid. Person A stops giving out cookies if there are 0 cookies in the cookie jar. Then how many kids will receive the 0 cookies from person A?
1
1
0
0
infinity
infinity
can;not;be;b;cannot
cannot be computed
The answer is ' 0 '.;; when starting, Person A checks the number of cookies and immediately stops giving the cookies.
There are 0 cookies in a cookie jar and Person B gives out 0 cookies to each kid. Person B checks if the number of cookies to be given is same as the number of cookies in the cookie jar. When those are equal, Person B gives all the cookies and stops the distribution. Then how many kids will receive the 0 cookies from Person B?
1
1
0
0
infinity
infinity
can;not;be;b;cannot
cannot be computed
The answer is "1". ;; When starting, Person B checks the number of cookies and finds that it matches to the number of cookies to be given out. So she gives once and stops.
There are 0 cookies in a cookie jar and Person C gives out 0 cookies to each kid. Person C stops the distribution only when she cannot give what a kid is to be given. Then how many kids will receive the 0 cookies from Person C?
1
1
0
0
infinity
infinity
can;not;be;b;cannot
cannot be computed
The answer is "infinity" ;; For every kid, Person C checks if she has 0 cookies. She decides, 0 cookies can be given, and so keeps on with the distribution forever.
There are 0 cookies in a cookie jar and Person D gives out 0 cookies to each kid. Person D stops the distribution, only when she cannot give what a kid is to be given. In addition to that, Person D checks if the jar is empty, every time, after servicing 6 kids. If she finds it empty, she stops. Then how many kids will receive the 0 cookies from Person D?
1
1
0
0
infinity
infinity
6
6
The answer is ' 6 ' After giving to 6 kids, she checks if the jar is empty for the first time. Since the jar is empty, she stops.
There are 0 cookies in a cookie jar and and one gives out 0 cookies to each kid. How many kids will receive? ;; This problem is mathematically 0 by 0. What is the answer to this? ;; Person A came with answer 0. ;; Person B came with answer 1. ;; Person C came with answer oo. ;; Person D came with answer 6. ;; So, what is the value of 0 by 0? ;; 0 by 0 is named as 'indeterminate value', as it can take any value depending on the problem at hand and the process followed in solving the problem.
What is 0 by 0 called?
undefined;large
undefined large
indeterminate;value
indeterminate value
The answer is 'indeterminate value'.
What does "indeterminate" mean?
cannot;not
cannot be determined; cannot find the value of
absolutely;find
absolutely determined; find the value of
The answer is 'cannot be determined; cannot find the value of'
What is 0 by 0 called?
indeterminate
The answer is 'Indeterminate Value'
What is the value of infinity by infinity?
1
1
infinity
infinity
0
0
indeterminate;value
indeterminate value
The answer is 'indeterminate value'. ;; The answer can be explained with infinity by infinity ;; equals 1 by 0 divided by 1 by 0;; equals 1 by 0 multiplied 0 by 1 ;; equals 0 by 0
What is the value of infinity multiplied infinity?
1
1
infinity
infinity
0
0
indeterminate;value
indeterminate value
The answer is 'infinity'. ;; The answer can be explained with ;; infinity multiplied infinity;; equals 1 by 0 multiplied 1 by 0;; equals 1 by 0;; equals infinity
What is the value of infinity minus infinity?
1
1
infinity
infinity
0
0
indeterminate;value
indeterminate value
The answer is "indeterminate value". ;; The answer can be explained with;; infinity minus infinity;; equals 1 by 0 minus 1 by 0;; equals 1 minus 1 by 0;; equals 0 by 0;
What is infinity plus infinity?
1
1
infinity
infinity
0
0
indeterminate;value
indeterminate value
The answer is "infinity". ;; The answer can be explained with ;; infinity + infinity;; equals 1 by 0 + 1 by 0;; equals 2 by 0;; equals infinity
What is the value of 0 power 0?
1
1
infinity
infinity
0
0
indeterminate;value
indeterminate value
The answer is "indeterminate value" ;; The answer can be explained with ;; 0 power 0 ;; equals 0 power 1 minus 1;; equals 0 power 1 divided by 0 power 1 ;; equals 0 by 0.
infinity is called 'undefined large' ;; 0 by 0 is called 'indeterminate value'. ;; Some authors or teachers may call infinity as 'indeterminate'. As part of this course infinity is referred to as 'undefined large' and will not be referred as 'indeterminate'. ;; Similarly, some authors call 0 by 0 as 'undefined'. As part of this course 0 by 0 is referred to as 'indeterminate value' and will not be referred as 'undefined'. ;; Students may note that, this is a matter of nomenclature. This course adds the additional information 'large' and 'value' to give additional clue on what is being referred to.
infinity - undefined large ;; 0 by 0, infinity by infinity, infinity minus infinity, 0 power 0 are indeterminate value
undefined large: infinity is very large value, not determined. ;; indeterminate value : 0 by 0 is not defined to be a single value in all mathematical models or expressions. ;; infinity by infinity, infinity minus infinity, 0 power 0 are other mathematical forms of indeterminate value.
What is infinity called?
undefined;large
undefined large
indeterminate;value
indeterminate value
The answer is 'undefined large'.
what is 0 by 0 called?
undefined;large
undefined large
indeterminate;value
indeterminate value
The answer is 'indeterminate value'.

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