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    Limit Help with absolute value in the denominator

    what is

    the limit as x--> - infinity of √(4x-1)/ 7 - lxl


    I don't understand how to treat absolute value of x in the denominator.

    I assume this would be indetirminate as you end up with neg inf./inf

    so I would have to take the derivitive (l'hospital's rule) of the top and bottom

    the top would become 4x ( 4x-1) to the -1/2 power

    the bottom would become X+1/ lxl??

    I'm really unsure and I feel like this may not exist.

    Thanks for all your help, you guys are great!!!!!!!!!!!!

    (ps. no calc. question)
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    Re: Limit Help with absolute value in the denominator

    Quote Originally Posted by skinsdomination09 View Post
    what is
    the limit as x--> - infinity of √(4x-1)/ 7 - lxl[/B]
    As x\to\infty that mean x>0. THUS 7-|x|=7-x.
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    Re: Limit Help with absolute value in the denominator

    Quote Originally Posted by skinsdomination09 View Post
    what is

    the limit as x--> - infinity of √(4x-1)/ 7 - lxl


    I don't understand how to treat absolute value of x in the denominator.

    I assume this would be indetirminate as you end up with neg inf./inf

    so I would have to take the derivitive (l'hospital's rule) of the top and bottom

    the top would become 4x ( 4x-1) to the -1/2 power

    the bottom would become X+1/ lxl??

    I'm really unsure and I feel like this may not exist.

    Thanks for all your help, you guys are great!!!!!!!!!!!!

    (ps. no calc. question)
    You need to learn some LaTeX, or else use brackets where they're needed. I can't tell if this is

    \displaystyle \begin{align*} \frac{\sqrt{4x^2 - 1}}{7} - |x| \end{align*}

    or

    \displaystyle \begin{align*} \frac{\sqrt{4x^2 - 1}}{7 - |x|} \end{align*}

    or

    \displaystyle \begin{align*} \sqrt{\frac{4x^2 - 1}{7} - |x|} \end{align*}

    or

    \displaystyle \begin{align*} \sqrt{\frac{4x^2 - 1}{7 - |x|}} \end{align*}

    or something else entirely...
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