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Keep getting an indeterminate answer for limit

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Homework Statement


Determine the limit:

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


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The Attempt at a Solution



I can't seem to work around it, I keep getting an indeterminate answer.
 

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LeonhardEuler
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Homework Statement


I can't seem to work around it, I keep getting an indeterminate answer.
Do you mean an indeterminate answer or an infinite one?
 
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No i think indeterminate...
 
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HallsofIvy
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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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