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## Homework Statement

Find the limit if it exists, or show that the limit does not exist.

lim (x,y)-> (1,0) (xy-y)/((x-1)^2+y^2)

## Homework Equations

lim (x,y)-> (a,b) f(x,y)

0<((x-a)^2+(y-b)^2)^1/2<[itex]\delta[/itex]

abs(f(x,y)-L)<[itex]\epsilon[/itex]

## The Attempt at a Solution

I tried to prove that it does not exist by analyzing the limit coming in from the x & y axes, and along lines y=x, yatta yatta. I kept getting 0, so I then tried to prove the limit exists and equals zero using the delta epsilon method. There I ran into problems, I have a total of 3 calculus books, each only has one example for the method and they are all the same example, which is also the same and only example that was covered in my class. lim (x,y) -> (0,0) (3yx^2)/(x^2+y^2). I am just looking for a starting point.

So far I have

0<((x-1)^2+(y)^2)^1/2<[itex]\delta[/itex]

abs((xy-y)/((x-1)^2+y^2))<[itex]\epsilon[/itex]

I know I need to manipulate it so that I can relate delta to be some multiple of epsilon, but don't know how.