Originally Posted by
InfinitePartsInHarmony A question on my homework is: lim(x->1+) (x^(1/(1-x)) The given answer is 0.367879 and by inspection of a graphing calculator given graph I can see that this is indeed correct, however when I attempt to find the limit: I set it up as a logarithm: ln y = ln(x^(1/(1-x)) = (1/(1-x)) ln(x) = ln(x) / (1-x) Then I use L'Hopital's Rule (since it is now of the indeterminate form 0/0): (1/x) / 1 which yields 1. We must remember to undo turning it into a logarithm so: e^1 = e but e is not the answer. >:/ How am I screwing this up?