# Hard limits problem (I think)

## Homework Statement

lim n->infinity (4^x + 7^x)^(1/x)

## Homework Equations

Not applicable (?)

## The Attempt at a Solution

Tried taking "plugging" infinity for n but I keep getting 1, is this right?

Seems too easy to be just 1?

Thank you.

olivermsun
1 isn't right.

Look at the thing being raised to the power 1/x. Which one will dominate as x gets large?

Take the natural logarithm

@olivermsun: The 4^x and 7^x will be bigger, but I am lost at the next step.

@flyingpig: Am I allowed to take the natural log of the function? Won't that change the limit?

I think olivermsun is saying that one of those two terms will dominate as x gets larger.

Delta2
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Find the limit of lnf(x), and then you can find the original limit as $$e^{limlnf(x)}$$. Seems 7 to be the final answer.

Ah thank you very much Delta, totally forgot about that part :)