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Prove by the eplison delta method

Lim of X^4 when x approaches -2 equal to 16

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- September 7th 2009, 10:47 PMguesscalculus help on Limits and epsilon delta
Hi, I do need your help with the question attached above.

I do have another question:

Prove by the eplison delta method

Lim of X^4 when x approaches -2 equal to 16 - September 7th 2009, 11:21 PMChris L T521
- September 8th 2009, 12:24 AMguess
hi,

correct me if i'm wrong:

|X^4-16|= |(X+2)(X-2)(X^2+4)|

|X-2|=|X+2-4|<|X+2|+|-4|

we let delta less then 1

|X+2|< 1

|X-2| < (3)+(4) = 7

|X^2-4+8|<|(X+2)(X-2)+8|<|X+2||X-2|+|8| = (1)(5)+8 =13

from here,

|X^4-16|= |(X+2)(X-2)(X^2+4)|< delta(7)(13) = 91 delta

91 delta = epsilon

delta = epsilon/91.

We chose the min delta {1, epsilon/91} - September 8th 2009, 03:43 PMKrizalid