trying to solve lim x->1 x^3 - 2x +1 / x-1
I see this gives 0/0. Now my problem starts, i don't know what to do when i have x^3..
I thought when i did not have lim x->infinity that i had to change the top x^3 - 2x +1 into something else. Like if i had lim x->2 x^2-2x / x^2-3x+2 = 0/0 i would make lim x->2 x(x-2) /(x-2)(x-1) = x/x-1 = 2. And i don't know how to do this when i have x^3. Sorry if i explain badly
Note, by the way, that if P(a)= 0 for a polynomial P, then P must have a factor of (x-a). Any time you have a fraction of the form $\displaystyle \frac{P(x)}{Q(x)}$ and both P(a)= 0 and Q(a)= 0, then you can always factor out (x- a) from each and cancel it.