# Infinite limit of absolute value

1. May 19, 2009

### tsumi

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

i just want to know one value that i cant find anywhere, and would love some help

2. Relevant equations

$$\lim_{x\rightarrow\ -\infty}|x|}$$

3. The attempt at a solution
thanks

2. May 19, 2009

### Staff: Mentor

If you look at the graph of y = |x|, the limit is pretty obvious.

3. May 20, 2009

### HallsofIvy

Staff Emeritus
As x goes to -infinity, it must be negative! For negative x, |x|= -x. What is the limit $\lim_{x\rightarrow -\infty} -x$?