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    Question [SOLVED] L'Hopital Rule II

    I was working on another problem, and I get \frac {1 + \frac{1}{x}}{1} and the limit as it approaches x is 0, but apparently the answer here is 2

    how? what about \frac {1}{x}
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    Quote Originally Posted by >_<SHY_GUY>_< View Post
    I was working on another problem, and I get \frac {1 + \frac{1}{x}}{1} and the limit as it approaches x is 0, but apparently the answer here is 2

    how? what about \frac {1}{x}
    what is the original problem?
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    it was (e^x + x)^\frac{1}{x}
    as x approaches 0
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    Quote Originally Posted by >_<SHY_GUY>_< View Post
    it was (e^x + x)^\frac{1}{x}
    as x approaches 0
    let y = (e^x + x)^{\frac{1}{x}}

    \ln{y} = \frac{\ln(e^x + x)}{x}

    \lim_{x \to 0} \frac{\ln(e^x + x)}{x} =

    \lim_{x \to 0} \frac{e^x + 1}{e^x + x} = 2

    since \lim_{x \to 0} \ln{y} = 2 , \lim_{x \to 0} y = e^2
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    here's another approach by using elementary limits:

    for x\ne0 let \left( e^{x}+x \right)^{\frac{1}{x}}=\exp \left( \frac{\ln \left( 1-\left( 1-\left( e^{x}+x \right) \right) \right)}{1-\left( e^{x}+x \right)}\cdot \frac{1-\left( e^{x}+x \right)}{x} \right), thus as x\longrightarrow0 this tends to \exp \left( -1\times \left( -1-1 \right) \right)=e^{2}.
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