University Calculus: Early Transcendentals (3rd Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321999584
ISBN 13: 978-0-32199-958-0

Chapter 4 - Practice Exercises - Page 277: 68



Work Step by Step

Consider $f(x)=\lim\limits_{x \to 0^{+}} \sqrt x \sec x=\lim\limits_{x \to 0^{+}}\dfrac{\sqrt x}{\cos x}=\lim\limits_{k \to 0^{+}} \dfrac{a(x)}{b(x)}$ and $a(0)=0, b(0) \ne 0$ Thus, $f(0) \ne \dfrac{0}{0}$ This shows an Inderminate form of the limit, so apply L-Hospital's rule: $\lim\limits_{x \to l}\dfrac{a(x)}{b(x)}=\lim\limits_{x \to l}\dfrac{a'(x)}{b'(x)}$ Thus, $\lim\limits_{x \to 0^{+}}\dfrac{\sqrt x}{\cos x}=0$
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