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Homework Help: Infinite limit of absolute value

  1. May 19, 2009 #1
    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

    [tex]
    \lim_{x\rightarrow\ -\infty}|x|}[/tex]

    3. The attempt at a solution
    thanks
     
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  3. May 19, 2009 #2

    Mark44

    Staff: Mentor

    If you look at the graph of y = |x|, the limit is pretty obvious.
     
  4. May 20, 2009 #3

    HallsofIvy

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    As x goes to -infinity, it must be negative! For negative x, |x|= -x. What is the limit [itex]\lim_{x\rightarrow -\infty} -x[/itex]?
     
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