Can someone please explain to me the steps to get the limit of the following?

$\displaystyle \frac{x^4-1}{x-1}$

As $\displaystyle x \rightarrow 1$

Thanks.

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- Mar 22nd 2010, 06:33 PMsoftwareguyHow to calculate the following limit
Can someone please explain to me the steps to get the limit of the following?

$\displaystyle \frac{x^4-1}{x-1}$

As $\displaystyle x \rightarrow 1$

Thanks. - Mar 22nd 2010, 06:56 PMharish21
- Mar 22nd 2010, 07:22 PMsoftwareguy
Somehow the answer is 4. How did they get the answer 4? I don't see it...

- Mar 22nd 2010, 07:25 PMharish21
- Mar 22nd 2010, 07:47 PMsoftwareguy
Ouch, sorry about that! I totally spaced. Thanks very much for your help!