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c Li@Loyno.edu MATHA116, Survey of Calculus, Bonus Problem
Updated on October 26, 2006 Get help whenever in doubt! Direction. VIII-1. I am posting this bonus problem for those who want to earn extra credits for this course. The points you earn on this problem will be added into your quiz total. Please turn in your answer in class on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006. N Important: Direction. Question VIII-1. (50 points, bonus) If f is differentiable at x = 1 and f (1) = 6, evaluate the following limit
f (x) - f (1) x1 x-1 lim You must show your mathematical work in order to earn any credit. An answer alone, right or wrong, will receive 0 point. W ork VIII-1. Here is the solution with all the mathematical work shown.
rationalization f (x) - f (1) lim x1 x-1 = = f (x) - f (1) x+1 lim x1 x-1 x+1 f (x) - f (1) 2 lim ( x + 1) 2 x1 ( x) - 1
dif f erence of squares (1) (2) = x1 lim f (x) - f (1) lim ( x + 1) x1 x-1 ( 1 + 1) = 6 2 = 12 (3) def. of der. direct subst. = f (1) (4) where by the definition of a derivative, f (1) = The answer is, lim f (x) - f (1) x-1 = 12. (6) f (x) - f (1) =6 x1 x-1 lim (5) x1 end of Bonus Problem ...
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2008 for the course MATH 116 taught by Professor Li during the Fall '07 term at Loyola New Orleans.
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