Precalculus (10th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-32197-907-9
ISBN 13: 978-0-32197-907-0

Chapter 14 - A Preview of Calculus: The Limit, Derivative, and Integral of a Function - 14.1 Finding Limits Using Tables and Graphs - 14.1 Assess Your Understanding - Page 877: 44


$\approx 4.00$

Work Step by Step

We have to determine the limit: $\displaystyle\lim_{x\rightarrow -1} \dfrac{x^3+x^2+3x+3}{x^4+x^3+2x+2}$ We use a graphing utility to compute the limit. The result is: $\displaystyle\lim_{x\rightarrow -1} \dfrac{x^3+x^2+3x+3}{x^4+x^3+2x+2}\approx 4.00$
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