Re: Limits with inequalities

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**Barthayn** Hi, I am just wondering if I have the correct understanding of the questions below (in image)

For question 1. I got the highest value of the function is 19. I got this by subbing in 7.5 because the |x - 7| < 0.5 because it is looking 0.5 units within x=7. So the highest value has to be when it is either 6.5 or 7.5. It turns out f(7.5) = 19 was the highest value. Therefore, the answer is 19 correct?

If $\displaystyle |x-7|<0.5$ that means $\displaystyle x\in(6.5,7.5).$

Now on an open interval $\displaystyle \left| {\frac{{x + 2}}{{x - 8}}} \right|$ cannot have a maximum.

BUT you are right 19 is a upper bound.

Re: Limits with inequalities

Just as I was thinking over a few minutes ago. So the lower bound is 17/3 while the upper bound is 19. The highest value between these is no value at all because you can always get closer to 16 while not touching 16. Thanks for aid.

With question 2 though. The y-value (the limit) is 22 correct?

Re: Limits with inequalities

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**Barthayn** With question 2 though. The y-value (the limit) is 22 correct?

For the second one we want

$\displaystyle |(5x+2)-22|=|5x-20|<0.3$.

Factor out the 5 to get $\displaystyle |x-4|<0.06.$