# Homework Help: Limit of a Function with Radicals in the Numerator

1. Sep 6, 2011

### cphill29

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

This was as far as I could get. Sorry if it's a little messy.

2. Sep 6, 2011

### symbolipoint

That is Lim_(h to 0) $\frac{\sqrt{5+h} - \sqrt{5-h}}{h}$

Multiply numerator and denominator by $\sqrt{5+h} + \sqrt{5-h}$
When you work through steps, you obtain expression,...
$\frac{2}{\sqrt{5+h} + \sqrt{5-h}}$

As h approaches 0, the expression approaches $\frac{2}{\sqrt{5} + \sqrt{5}}$

Simplifying to $\frac{\sqrt{5}}{5}$. DONE.

Note minor TEX/LATEX learning problems, "Lim as h approaches 0"

3. Sep 6, 2011

### cphill29

Thank you for clearing that up. Instead of cancelling the 'h', I cancelled the 2 by mistake.