Calculus AB

The limit as x approaches infinity of (1+1/x)^x.

I tried this twice and I got an answer of e both times, but the answer that my teacher read off in class was not e. Please help.

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  1. Lim (1 + 1/x)^x , as x approaches infinity is a definition of e

    perhaps your teacher gave you a decimal approximation of e.

    If not, then your teacher is wrong.

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    posted by Reiny
  2. That makes me feel so much better. It must have been an error on the teacher's part then. Thank you very much.

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