Consider .
I thought the best way to approach this was to consider the two sides of the limit seperately.
because x < 0.
Now the limit will evaluate to 0. I had to check numerically to discover the limits on both sides of -6 are -2 and 2 respectively, so there is no limit.
I had a hunch from the fact that the limit seemed to be equal to 0.
But how can I, without tedious checking values,
a) Establish whether there is a limit or not
b) The value of the limit if it exists?
If I carried on applying algebraic rules and limit laws to this problem I would get the answer 0, and be none the wiser.