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lim (x^2+y^2)/(sqrt(x^2+y^2+36)-6) as (x,y) approaches (0,0)

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  1. This one is not too nasty in the sense that x^2+y^2=r^2 when changed to polar coordinates.
    So by changing variables, you'd have

    Lim r^2/(√(r^2+36)-6)
    r->0

    From here, you can multiply by the conjugate of the denominator, simplify and use the standard rules of limits to get the answer.

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