Hi,
I am trying to create a proof that the limit as (x,y) approaches (1,0) of x + 2y is equal to 1. I have researched online and read my textbook over and over again and understand what the epsilon/delta limit definition is. However, I am having trouble applying it to this multi-variable situation. Can anyone help? It's truly appreciated! Thanks.
Thanks for that quick response! Wow.
Unfortunately, this is exactly where I am right now in the problem. I'm trying to figure out how to write my epsilon in terms of delta. My brain can't work with that square root or absolute value sign at all right now.
I now have written down that the absolute value of x - 1 is less than the absolute value of x - 1 + 2y which is less than epsilon. However, I am stuck again. Can I get a push in the right direction?
Once again, thank you for your help. This is an incredible resource.
abs(x - 1) = sqrt((x-1)^2) less than = sqrt((x-1)^2 + y^2)
also,
2abs(y) = 2sqrt(y^2) less than = sqrt((x-1)^2 + y^2)
so
abs(x + 2y - 1) less than = abs(x-1) + 2abs(y) less than = 3sqrt((x-1)^2 + y^2) less than delta.
choose delta = epsilon / 3. This should work.