Calculus: Early Transcendentals 8th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285741552
ISBN 13: 978-1-28574-155-0

Chapter 4 - Section 4.4 - Indeterminate Forms and l''Hospital''s Rule - 4.4 Exercises: 45



Work Step by Step

$$A=\lim_{x\to0}\sin5x\csc3x$$ From trigonometric identities, we have $\csc3x=\frac{1}{\sin3x}$, which means $$A=\lim_{x\to0}\frac{\sin 5x}{\sin 3x}$$ As $x$ approaches $0$, both $\sin 5x$ and $\sin 3x$ approach $\sin0=0$, leading to an indeterminate form of $\frac{0}{0}$. Hence we would apply L'Hospital's Rule here: $$A=\lim_{x\to0}\frac{(\sin 5x)'}{(\sin 3x)'}$$ $$A=\lim_{x\to0}\frac{5\cos 5x}{3\cos 3x}$$ $$A=\frac{5\cos(5\times0)}{3\cos(3\times0)}$$ $$A=\frac{5\cos0}{3\cos0}$$ $$A=\frac{5\times1}{3\times1}$$ $$A=\frac{5}{3}$$
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