# Limit problem, is this right?

1. Feb 8, 2008

### OrbitalPower

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Says: Let $$f(x) = x + 3$$ if $$x \le5$$ and
f(x) = 3 if $$x > 5$$

And then it asks you to find the limit as x approaches 5 from the left, right, and as x = 5.

I get 3 as x approaches from the right, 8 from the left, and does not exist other words. But he says that's not correct. What am I doing wrong.

Last edited: Feb 8, 2008
2. Feb 8, 2008

### Mathdope

Sounds like you reversed the directions.

3. Feb 8, 2008

### OrbitalPower

Yah, I did. I reversed it as a wrote it, but I fixed it. Otherwise it is correct?

When x approaches 3 from the left, I should get 8. And from the right, i should get 3. And I don't think it exists at x = 5.

This is for a friend but his webworks says that's wrong.

Last edited: Feb 8, 2008
4. Feb 8, 2008

Yep.

5. Feb 8, 2008

### OrbitalPower

cool thanks. I think an email needs to be sent.