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## Homework Statement

Find A so that lim (x+A/x-2A)^x =5

x-> 00

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## The Attempt at a Solution

gotta use lopihtals rule.

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Find A so that lim (x+A/x-2A)^x =5

x-> 00

gotta use lopihtals rule.

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tiny-tim

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Hi gayani! Welcome to PF!

(have an infinity: ∞ and try using the X

hmm … I can't see how to useFind A so that lim (x+A/x-2A)^x =5

x-> 00

…

gotta use lopihtals rule.

but if you write the LHS as (1 + 3A/(x - 2A))

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Just in case you don't follow what Tiny-tim did, here it is.

You wrote the rational expression as x + A/x - 2A. What I'm pretty sure you meant (and the way Tiny-tim interpreted it) was (x + A)/(x - 2A). What you wrote would be correctly interpreted as the sum and difference of three expressions-- x, A/x, and 2/A, not the quotient of x + A and x - 2A.

What Tiny-tim did was divide x + A by x - 2A, so that (x + A)/(x - 2A) = 1 + 3A/(x - 2A).

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Take the natural log of both sides and then take the limit of the natual log of the left side

[tex]\lim_{x\rightarrow\infty} ln\left(1 + \frac{3A} {x-2A}\right)^x= ln (5)[/tex]

You'll have to do some rearranging in order to use l'Hôpital's rule and "solve" for A.

[tex]\lim_{x\rightarrow\infty} ln\left(1 + \frac{3A} {x-2A}\right)^x= ln (5)[/tex]

You'll have to do some rearranging in order to use l'Hôpital's rule and "solve" for A.

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