I'm not really sure what it is asking me
lim -->5+$\displaystyle \sqrt{5-x}=?$
The provided answers are
a.) not real
b.) 0
c.) 1
d.) none of these
I feel like it is 0. Since 5-5 is 0. Could someone help me here?
The limit does not exist. By definition, the limit must be a real number. I agree with Plato in that the correct choice must be (d). To say "such and such limit is not real" would be a very ambiguous statement. Is it implying that the limit exists, but is not a real number?. Or, is it implying that "not real" is the same thing as "does not exist"? Either way, it is still worth clarifying with your teacher what he/she thinks is the correct answer so you don't get points taken off of an exam for being "too correct". It comes down to semantics.