Posted by **Mark** on Monday, September 15, 2008 at 10:04am.

Find limit X approaches 1 for

((5-X)^.5 -2)/((2-X)^.5 -1)

e-mail address: mark.hultgren@ca.usda.gov

Thank you.

- college -
**Count Iblis**, Monday, September 15, 2008 at 10:17am
Substitute x = 1 - t and expand the squareroots in series using the formula:

sqrt[1 + y] = 1 + y/2 + O(y^2)

You should then find that the limit is 1/2

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**Reiny**, Monday, September 15, 2008 at 10:34am
or

Multiply by ((5-X)^.5 + 2)/((5-X)^.5 + 2)*((2-X)^.5 + 1)/((2-X)^.5 + 1)

which reduces your question to

Limit ((2-X)^.5 + 1)/((5-X)^.5 + 2) as x-->1

= 2/4

= 1/2

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