1. ## Limit Help

How do I take this limit?

Limit as x approaches 1 of $\frac{x^p - 1}{x^q - 1}$

2. Originally Posted by looseenz2
How do I take this limit?

Limit as x approaches 1 of $\frac{x^p - 1}{x^q - 1}$
Are p and q meant to be positive integers? Then use the fact that $x^n - 1 = (x - 1)(1 + x + x^2 + ..... + x^{n-1})$.

Alternatively, it's an obvious candidate for applying l'Hospital's Rule.