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Homework Help: Keep getting an indeterminate answer for limit

  1. Jan 8, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Determine the limit:

    lim as x->-2 [1/(1+x)+1]/[2x+x^2]

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I can't seem to work around it, I keep getting an indeterminate answer.
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  3. Jan 8, 2007 #2


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    Do you mean an indeterminate answer or an infinite one?
  4. Jan 8, 2007 #3
    No i think indeterminate...
  5. Jan 8, 2007 #4


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    [tex]\lim_{x\rightarrow -2}\frac{\frac{1}{1+x}+1}{2x+x^2}[/tex]

    Yes, Indeterminate: 0/0. But you shouldn't "keep" getting an inderminate answer. Have you tried L'Hopital's rule?
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