# Homework Help: Keep getting an indeterminate answer for limit

1. Jan 8, 2007

### thomasrules

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.

2. Jan 8, 2007

### LeonhardEuler

Do you mean an indeterminate answer or an infinite one?

3. Jan 8, 2007

### thomasrules

No i think indeterminate...

4. Jan 8, 2007

### HallsofIvy

$$\lim_{x\rightarrow -2}\frac{\frac{1}{1+x}+1}{2x+x^2}$$

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

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