# Limit problem

1. Jan 23, 2009

### hockeyfghts5

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
lim
x-> -1
x3-6x2+11x - 6
x3-4x2+19x + 14

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

2. Jan 23, 2009

### jeffreydk

Have you tried anything yet? Where does the expression tend to as x goes to -1?

3. Jan 23, 2009

### AEM

Where is your attempt at a solution? I know calculus can be confusing when you start, but this problem seems pretty straight forward.

4. Jan 23, 2009

### hockeyfghts5

well, i used the method of substitution and if my algebra is correct i came out with -6/7 but in my solutions manual that answer is incorrect, then i try to factor the top but it didn't seem to factor out. although, i haven't took college algebra in awhile, so i am a little rusty on my factoring.

Last edited: Jan 23, 2009
5. Jan 23, 2009

### rock.freak667

What did the answer manual say?

6. Jan 23, 2009

### hockeyfghts5

-2/3 , opps i wrote the problem down wrong so it is actually
x3-6x2+11x - 6
x3+4x2-19x + 14

Last edited: Jan 23, 2009
7. Jan 23, 2009

### AEM

Copying mistakes will get you every time!