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Infinite Limits

Definition of infinite limits : Let 'f' be a function that is defined at every real number in some open interval containing 'c' from both sides except at 'c' itself then $\lim_{x->c}f(x) = \infty $

means that for each M > 0 there exists a $\delta $ > 0 such that f(x) > M whenever

0 < |x - c| < $\delta $ So,

$\lim_{x->c}f(x) = -\infty $

means that for each N < 0 there exists a $\delta $ > 0 such that f(x) < N whenever

0 < |x - c| < $\delta $ So,

To define infinite limit from the left replace 0 < |x - c| < $\delta $ by

c - $\delta $ < x < c

To define the infinite-limit from the right replace 0 < |x - c| < $\delta $

by c < x < c + $\delta $

## Examples on Infinite Limits

1) Evaluate the $\lim_{x->-1^{+}}\frac{1}{x+1} $**Solution :**To find this limit test a few values that are close to -1 as you approach from the right.

x = -0.9

$\frac{1}{-0.9 + 1} $ = 10

x = - 0.99

$\frac{1}{-0.99 + 1} $ = 100

x = - 0.999

$\frac{1}{-0.999 + 1} $ = 1000

From the results above we see that the limit increases without bound as we approach -1 from the right.

$\lim_{x->-1^{+}}\frac{1}{x+1} $ = $\infty$

2) Evaluate the $\lim_{x->0^{+}}\frac{2}{sin(x)} $ where x is measured in radian.

**Solution :**To find this limit test a few values that are close to 0 as you approach from the right.

x = 0.1

$\frac{2}{sin(0.1)} \approx $ 20

x = 0.01

$\frac{2}{sin(0.01} \approx $ 200

x = 0.001

$\frac{2}{sin(0.001} \approx $ 2000

From the results above we see that the limit increases without bound as we approach -1 from the right.

$\lim_{x->0^{+}}\frac{2}{sin(x)} $ = $\infty$

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