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Limit of Algebraic Expressions

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Limits involving Binomial Expressions

»  Special case of canceling factors in numerator and denominator
→  lim_(x->a)(x^n-a^n)/(x-a) = na^(n-1)

»  With change of variable x=1+y and constant a=1
→  lim_(y->0) ((1+y)^n - 1)/y = n

Limits involving Binomial Expressions

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To find limit of functions with binomials, factor the binomials to cancel out the factor involving 0.

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Starting on learning "Limits involving binomial expressions". ;; Factoring binomials is revised and the limit involving binomials is explained with an example.

Which of the following refers to factoring binomials?

• factoring (a+b+c)^2
• factoring of a^n-b^n

The answer is 'factoring of a^n-b^n'

What does binomial mean?

• of two terms
• a compound of bismuth

The answer is 'of two terms'.

The expression a^n - b^n is a two variate binomial of degree n.
two variate : a and b are two variables
binomial : a^n and -b^n are the two terms
degree n: The maximum power is n

Factoring the binomials is given by
a^n-b^n
quad quad = (a-b)(a^(n-1)+a^(n-2)b^1+
quad quad quad quad a^(n-3)b^2+ cdots + b^(n-1))

What is the value of f(x)=color(deepskyblue)(x^4-16)/color(coral)(x-2) at x=2?

• 0/0
• 1
• 0
• oo

The answer is '0/0'

What is the limit of f(x)=color(deepskyblue)(x^4-16)/color(coral)(x-2) at x=2?

• 0/0
• 4 xx 2^3
• 0
• oo

The answer is '4 xx 2^3'. The answer is explained in the next page.

limit of f(x)=color(deepskyblue)(x^4-16)/color(coral)(x-2) at x=2.
On substitution of x=2 the function evaluates to 0/0

Limit of the function is
lim_(x->2) color(deepskyblue)(x^4-16)/color(coral)(x-2)
quad quad = lim_(x->2) color(deepskyblue)(x^4-2^4)/color(coral)(x-2)
quad quad = lim_(x->2) color(deepskyblue)((x-2)(x^3+2x^2+4x+8))/color(coral)(x-2)
quad quad = lim_(x->2) (x^3+2x^2+4x+8)
quad quad = 2^3+ 2xx 2^2 + 4xx 2 + 8
quad quad = 4 xx 2^3

note: (x-2) is not canceled at x=2. But, limit is applied to (x-2)/(x-2)

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Limit of expressions with Binomials: For any positive integer n
lim_(x->a)color(deepskyblue)(x^n-a^n)/color(coral)(x-a) = na^(n-1)

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Exercise

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Exercise

What is the limit for f(x)=color(deepskyblue)(x^15-1)/color(coral)(x^10-1) at x=1

• 3/2
• 2/3
• 1
• 0

The answer is '3/2'

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Which of the following refers to factoring binomials?
c;squared;sea;see
factoring a. + b + c squared
power;n;minus
factoring of a power n minus b power n
The answer is "factoring of a power n minus b power n"
What does binomial mean?
two;terms;2
of two terms
compound;bismuth
a compound of bismuth
The answer is "of two terms". ;; The expression a power n minus b power n is a two variate binomial of degree n. ;; two variate : a. and b are the two variables.;; binomial : a power n and b power n are the two terms ;; degree n : the maximum power is n.
factoring the binomials is given by : a power n minus b power n ;; equals a minus b, multiplied, a power n minus 1 + a power n minus 2 multiplied b + a power n minus 3 multiplied b power 2 + dot dot dot + b power n minus 1
What is the value of f of x = x power 4 minus 16, by x minus 2 at x =2?
by
0 by 0
1
1
0
0
infinity
infinity
The answer is "0 by 0"
What is the limit of f of x = x power 4 minus 16, by x minus 2 at x =2?
by
0 by 0
times;power;3;2;4
4 times 2 power 3
0
0
infinity
infinity
The answer is "4 times 2 power 3". The answer is explained in the next page.
Limit of f of x = x power 4 minus 16, by x minus 2 at x =2. On substitution of x=2, the function evaluates to 0 by 0;; limit of the function is ;; limit x tending to 2, x power 4 minus 16, by x minus 2 ;; equals limit x tending to 2, x power 4 minus 2 power 4, by x minus 2 ;; equals limit x tending to 2, x minus 2 multiplied x cube + 2 x squared + 4 x + 8, divided by, x minus 2;; equals limit x tending to 2, x cube + 2 x squared + 4 x + 8;; equals 2 power 3 + 2 times 2 power 2+ 4 times 2 + 8;; equals 4 into 2 power 3.;; Note : x minus 2 is not canceled at x=2. But, limit is applied to x minus 2 by x minus 2.
To find limit of functions with binomials, factor the binomials to cancel out the factor involving 0
Limit of expressions with Binomials: For any positive integer n; limit x tending to a. x power n minus a power n divided by x minus a, = , n a power n minus 1.
What is the limit for f of x equal x power 15 minus 1, by x power 10 minus 1, at x=1?
1
3 by 2
2
2 by 3
3
4
The answer is "3 by 2"

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