# Find the limit of (sqrt(1+x) - 1)/(cuberoot(1+x)-1) as x->0

Find the limit of (sqrt(1+x) - 1)/(cuberoot(1+x)-1) as x-->0

## Homework Statement

Fin limit of the follwing as x tends to 0:

[sqrt(1+x)-1]/[cuberoot(1+x)-1]

## The Attempt at a Solution

using change of variables:
let y=sqrt(1+x)
so = limit (as y tends to 1): [y-1]/cuberoot(y^2)-1]

Then i got stuck.

any help woyld be v much appreciated.
Thank you.

## Answers and Replies

malawi_glenn
Science Advisor
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have you done taylor series?

Yes but we have to do this by changing the variables.

HallsofIvy
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Looks to me like a problem where you would want to "rationalize the denominator.
$a^3- b^3= (a- b)(a^2+ ab+ b^2)$ so to "rationalize" $^3\sqrt{y^2}- 1$, you need to multiply by $^3\sqrt{y^4}+ ^3\sqrt{y^2}+ 1$. Multiplying the numerator and denominator by that will make the denominator $y^2- 1$. You should be able to factor a "y- 1" out of the numerator also to cancel the "y- 1" in the denominator,.

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Ok so after i cancel the y-1, i get:
(cuberoot(y^2)+1)/(y+1)
so substituting the y=1, i should get limit =1
is that right?

HallsofIvy
Science Advisor
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Assuming you the calculations correctly, which you did not show, yes.

since after cancelling the y-1,this will give: (cuberoot(y^2)+1)/(y+1)=2/2=1

Thank you.