# limits

• Aug 19th 2009, 07:30 PM
yoman360
limits
lim as x approaches 1 of 1/x = does not exist

WHY?

I thought the answer was 1
• Aug 19th 2009, 07:32 PM
Chris L T521
Quote:

Originally Posted by yoman360
lim as x approaches 1 of 1/x = does not exist

WHY?

I thought the answer was 1

You're correct...it is 1...

It should be noted that $\lim_{x\to0}\frac{1}{x}$ doesn't exist, and $\lim_{x\to1}\frac{1}{x-1}$ fails to exist too...