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## Homework Statement

Find the limit as x tends to zero of: (e^-x - cos x)/2x

## Homework Equations

lim_x->0 e^-x = 1

lim_x->0 cos x = 1

lim_x->0 sin x / x= 1

## The Attempt at a Solution

Hi everyone,

Here's what I've done so far:

(e^-x - cosx)/2x = [(e^-x)^2 - (cosx)^2] / 2x(e^-x - cosx) ... multiplying by conjugate

= [e^-2x - 1 + (sinx)^2 ] / 2x(e^-x - cosx)

... And so I want to try and isolate the sinx to put it over the x, which will then go to 1. But I don't know how to do this. Or am I going about it the wrong way entirely?

Thanks for any help