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    epsilon delta definition

    prove that \lim_{x\to0}\frac{sinx}{x}=1 by ( \epsilon, \delta) definition
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    Are well known the trigonometric inequalities...

    \sin x < x < \tan x , 0< x < \frac{\pi}{2} (1)

    Now deviding each term of (1) by \sin x You obtain...

    \displaystyle 1 < \frac{x}{\sin x} < \frac{1}{\cos x} \implies \cos x< \frac{\sin x}{x} < 1 (2)

    ... and because the first and third term of (2) tends to 1 if x \rightarrow 0+ , then is...

    \displaystyle \lim_{x \rightarrow 0+} \frac{\sin x}{x} = 1 (3)

    With similar procedure You can demonstrate that the same hold for x \rightarrow 0-...

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    thank you, but i am trying to prove this limit using epsilon delta definition. the information that you gave me is very helpful if i was trying to prove this limit using the squeezing theorem for example.

    in delta epsilon definition, basically we are trying to write the expression \left|\frac{sinx}{x}-1|\right | as k\left|x \right| where k is a number.
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    anybody?
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