I need to prove the following statement

lim

x---> Infinity

3x^5-5logex/5e^x-2x^5

I have

logex/x^5 --> 0 as x---> Infinity

not sure about the other bit.

Also need to prove the following

lim

x--->o

x^2/1-e^x2 = -1

Can anyone help?

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- Jul 27th 2011, 09:32 AMArronProving Limits
I need to prove the following statement

lim

x---> Infinity

3x^5-5logex/5e^x-2x^5

I have

logex/x^5 --> 0 as x---> Infinity

not sure about the other bit.

Also need to prove the following

lim

x--->o

x^2/1-e^x2 = -1

Can anyone help? - Jul 27th 2011, 09:49 AMTKHunnyRe: Proving Limits
Almost impossible to make any sense of that. Please remember, if nothing else, that the Order of Operations still works.

These are very different animals:

x^2 / 1 - e^x2

and

x^2 / (1 - e^x2)

Also, what does "e^x2" mean? Maybe $\displaystyle e^{x^{2}}$? Or something else? - Jul 27th 2011, 09:50 AMchisigmaRe: Proving Limits
Try to multiply top and bottom by $\displaystyle e^{-x}$ and observe what it happens... and also try to learn latex and observe what it happens (Itwasntme)...

Kind regards

$\displaystyle \chi$ $\displaystyle \sigma$ - Jul 27th 2011, 11:54 AMArronRe: Proving Limits
Thanks. I have a problem with advance settings, I can get the characters up to place them in the tex. Can anyone help?

- Jul 27th 2011, 11:56 AMArronRe: Proving Limits
Sorry I do mean e^x^2 and without the brackets.

- Jul 27th 2011, 01:37 PMSironRe: Proving Limits
You have to calculate:

$\displaystyle \lim_{x \to 0} \frac{x^2}{1-e^{x^2}}=-1$

By using l'Hopital's rule we get:

$\displaystyle \lim_{x \to 0} \frac{2x}{-2x\cdot e^{x^2}}=\lim_{x \to 0} \frac{1}{-e^{x^2}}=\frac{1}{-1}=-1$ - Jul 27th 2011, 01:50 PMSironRe: Proving Limits
The first limit:

$\displaystyle \lim_{x\to \infty}\frac{3x^5-\log(e^x)}{5e^x-2x^5}=...?$

Can we assume $\displaystyle \log(e^x)$ is the natural logarithm?

(I'm not from the USA, so I don't know if they mean the natural logaritm or the logarithm with base 10, because I always use $\displaystyle \ln$ for the natural logarithm) - Jul 27th 2011, 02:00 PMArronRe: Proving Limits
yes.

- Jul 27th 2011, 02:04 PMSironRe: Proving Limits
Ok, maybe it can be useful to wright:

$\displaystyle 5\log(e\cdot x)=5\log(e)+5\log(x)=5+5\log(x)$ - Jul 27th 2011, 02:09 PMArronRe: Proving Limits
ok, but how do we get to the limit = 0

- Jul 27th 2011, 03:57 PMmr fantasticRe: Proving Limits
- Jul 30th 2011, 09:09 AMSironRe: Proving Limits
To prove that:

$\displaystyle \lim_{x \to \infty} \frac{3x^5-5\log(e\cdot x)}{5\cdot e^x-2x^5}=0$

My solution would be:

$\displaystyle \lim_{x\to \infty}\frac{3x^5-5\log(e\cdot x)}{5\cdot e^x-2x^5}=\lim_{x\to \infty} \frac{3-\frac{5\log(e\cdot x)}{x^5}}{\frac{5\cdot e^x}{x^5}-2}$

In general:

$\displaystyle \lim_{x\to a}\frac{f(x)}{g(x)}=\frac{\lim_{x \to a} f(x)}{\lim_{x\to a}g(x)}$

And so:

$\displaystyle \frac{3-\lim_{x\to \infty }\frac{5\log(e\cdot x)}{x^5}}}{\lim_{x\to \infty}\frac{5\cdot e^x}{x^5}-2}}$

We can calculate now the two limits by using l'Hopitals rule:

$\displaystyle \lim_{x\to \infty}\frac{5\log(e\cdot x)}{x^5}=0$

$\displaystyle \lim_{x\to \infty}\frac{5\cdot e^x}{x^5}=\infty $

So that means we get:

$\displaystyle \lim_{x \to \infty} \frac{3}{\infty}=0$