(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

x in the following is actually Theta

Limit as x -> 0 (cos(x) - 1) / sin(x)

2. Relevant equations

none

3. The attempt at a solution

Multiply both sides by cos x +1

[ (cos x - 1) / sin x ] * [ (cos x + 1 )/ (cos x + 1)]

= [ cos^{2}x -1 ] / sin(x) (cos(x) +1)

= -sin^{2}x / sin x (cos x + 1)

- sin x / sin x cancels to -1 leaving sin x / (cos x + 1)

Sub in x -> 0

= (-1) (sin(0) / cos(0) + 1)

= (-1) (0/2) = 0

The only step I am not sure about the is cancelation of sin x /sin x. Is this allowed? How does the solution look?

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# Homework Help: Limit x -> 0 cos(x) - 1 / sin(x)

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