So is the statement is true ?

1. Mar 29, 2012

sam_0017

so is the statement is true ??

tanh(t)~t- t^3/3 + 5t^5 as t$\rightarrow$ 0

i find that the lim tanh (t)/(t- t^3/3 + 5t^5) = 1 when t$\rightarrow$ 0.

so is the statement is true ??

2. Mar 29, 2012

chiro

Re: so is the statement is true ??

Hey sam_0017 and welcome to the forums.

If you want to find a limit of something you start out with the unapproximated representation.

So it would be wise to find lim (x->0) tanh(x) = lim(x->0)sinh(x)/cosh(x). If you get something like infinity/infinity then you use things like l'hopitals rule, but if you get a determinate form then that's your answer. Also remember that sinh(x) and cosh(x) are continuous (actually tanh(x) is as well). You should get an answer of 0, but it would probably be beneficial for you if working was shown in this thread.