Find $\displaystyle \lim_{x\rightarrow0}\frac{(2+x)^{\frac13}-2^{\frac13}}{x}$
As has been noted above, this is the "alternate" definition of the derivative (or "derivative at a point")..
If f(t) = t^(1/3)
f'(t) is the above limit, with t in place of 2.
So the above limit is f'(2) = (1/3)*2^(1/3-1)
OR.
View the numerator as one factor in the difference of cubes, and multiply by ...(something I'd rather not type) to "rationalize".
Then you can use direct substitution.
This may be way off bases but I have never seen limits taught in a pre-algebra glass!
If you know about the derivative this this limit is
$\displaystyle \displaystyle \lim_{x \to 0}\frac{(2+x)^{\frac{1}{3}}-2^{\frac{1}{3}}}{x}=f'(2)$
Where $\displaystyle f(x)=x^{\frac{1}{3}}$.
So as I said if you know about derivatives just take the derviative of f and plug in 2!