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Unformatted text preview: Nguyen (ln4328) – HW #3 – treisman – (54540) 1 This printout should have 10 questions. Multiplechoice questions may continue on the next column or page – find all choices before answering. 001 10.0 points Evaluate lim x → 9 parenleftBig 8 +  x + 9  parenrightBig . 1. limit = 9 2. limit = 11 3. limit = 7 4. limit does not exist 5. limit = 10 6. limit = 8 correct Explanation: If x > − 9, then  x + 9  = x + 9, so lim x → 9 + parenleftBig 8 +  x + 9  parenrightBig = lim x → 9 + parenleftBig 8 + x + 9 parenrightBig = 8 . On the other hand, if x < − 9, then  x + 9  = − ( x + 9), so lim x → 9 parenleftBig 8 +  x + 9  parenrightBig = lim x → 9 parenleftBig 8 − ( x + 9) parenrightBig = 8 . Since the right and left limits exist and are equal, lim x → 9 parenleftBig 8 +  x + 9  parenrightBig exists, and limit = 8 . 002 10.0 points Determine the value of lim x → 1 f ( x ) when f satisfies the inequalities 5 x ≤ f ( x ) ≤ x 3 + 2 x + 2 on [0 , 1) ∪ (1 , 2]. 1. limit = 3 2. limit does not exist 3. limit = 1 4. limit = 5 correct 5. limit = 4 6. limit = 2 Explanation: Set g ( x ) = 5 x, h ( x ) = x 3 + 2 x + 2 . Then, by properties of limits, lim x → 1 g ( x ) = lim x → 1 5 x = 5 , while lim x → 1 h ( x ) = lim x → 1 parenleftBig x 3 + 2 x + 2 parenrightBig = 1 + 2 + 2 = 5 . By the Squeeze Theorem, therefore, lim x → 1 f ( x ) = 5 . To see why the Squeeze theorem applies, it’s a good idea to draw the graphs of g and h using, say, a graphing calculator. They look like Nguyen (ln4328) – HW #3 – treisman – (54540) 2 g : h : (1 , 5) (not drawn to scale), so the graphs of g and h ‘touch’ at the point (1 , 5) while the graph of f is ‘sandwiched’ between these two graphs. Thus again we see that lim x → 1 f ( x ) = 5 . 003 10.0 points If f ( x ) is defined by f ( x ) = braceleftbigg 1 , x rational , 2 , x irrational , find the value of lim x → 9 f ( x ) if the limit exists. 1. limit = 2 2. limit = 0 3. limit = 18 4. limit = 9 5. limit = 1 6. limit does not exist correct Explanation: The value of f ( x ) oscillates between 1 and 2, so the problem is to decide how this affects whether lim x → 9 f ( x ) exists or not, and then to find the actual value of the limit if it does exist....
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 Fall '06
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 Calculus, Topology, Derivative, Limit, Continuous function

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