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Homework Help: Anyone please help me with Analysis

  1. Mar 22, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Prove: If the Lim as x goes to a of F(x)=infinity, then lim as x goes to a of 1/F(x)=0

    2. Relevant equations

    We have only gone over limits and continuity using delta epsilion proofs.
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 22, 2008 #2
    what have you tried? this is straightforward in the sense that it follows from the definitions

    show us what you have tried
  4. Mar 22, 2008 #3
    Since the limit is equal to infinity I took an M greater than zero such that X>M implies |F(x)-L| is less than epsilon but I get confused with the one over F(x)=0
  5. Mar 22, 2008 #4
    am I on the right track? I am really confused!
  6. Mar 22, 2008 #5
    this is wrong, lim x->a F(x) = inf means for all M > 0 there is a d > 0 s.t. |x-a| < d implies |F(x)| > M. (you can actually drop the absolute value sign here but i'll leave it)
  7. Mar 22, 2008 #6
    ok I understand this definition but how does that help me get lim as x goes to a of 1/f(x)=0? This definition will help me prove another one I was having trouble with. thank you.
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