Originally Posted by topsquark If the problem is:
limit(x->0) (1+x)^(1/x) (it was hard to read the exponent, is this right?)
then the answer is indeed "e" not 1.
We can change the limit variable to n = 1/x, then the limit becomes:
limit(n->infinity) (1 + [1/n])^n which is one of the definitions of e.
-Dan If topsquark read the exponent correctly then he is right and I'm wrong. I too had trouble reading it.