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## Does the limit exist if it goes to infinity?

As a general rule, when you are taking a limit and the denominator equals zero, the limit will go to infinity or negative infinity (depending on the sign of the function).

## Why does an infinite limit not exist?

tells us that whenever x is close to a, f(x) is a large negative number, and as x gets closer and closer to a, the value of f(x) decreases without bound. Warning: when we say a limit =∞, technically the limit doesn’t exist. limx→af(x)=L makes sense (technically) only if L is a number.

How do you know if a limit is infinite or does not exist?

If the graph has a gap at the x value c, then the two-sided limit at that point will not exist. If the graph has a vertical asymptote and one side of the asymptote goes toward infinity and the other goes toward negative infinity, then the limit does not exist.

What does it mean when limit does not exist?

It means that as x gets larger and larger, the value of the function gets closer and closer to 1. If the limit does not exist, this is not true. In other words, as the value of x increases, function value f(x) does not get close and closer to 1 (or any other number).

### Does an unbounded limit exist?

Introducing the notion of a limit that is unbounded. These limits don’t exist in the strict sense, but we can still say something about them that makes clear how they behave.

### Does limit exist at 0?

In order to say the limit exists, the function has to approach the same value regardless of which direction x comes from (We have referred to this as direction independence). Since that isn’t true for this function as x approaches 0, the limit does not exist.

Does 0 0 have a limit?

When simply evaluating an equation 0/0 is undefined. However, in taking the limit, if we get 0/0 we can get a variety of answers and the only way to know which on is correct is to actually compute the limit.

Does DNE mean infinity?

If the function is continuous at the value x approaches, then substitute that value and the number you get will be the limit. If you get something that is not zero divided by zero, the limit does not exist (DNE) or equals infinity (see below).

#### Can a limit exist and not be continuous?

A common misunderstanding is that limits DNE when there is a point discontinuity in rational functions. On the contrary, the limit exists perfectly at the point of discontinuity! This function is not continuous because we can always find an irrational number between 2 rational numbers and vice versa.

#### When is the limit at infinity no longer true?

If we choose to say that lim x → 0 1 x 2 exists (for instance as a point on the affinely-extended real line), then the above property about the limit of the sum is no longer true, otherwise we get: = lim x → 0 0 = 0. [WRONG!!!]

When do you put that a limit does not exist?

As a general rule, when you are taking a limit and the denominator equals zero, the limit will go to infinity or negative infinity (depending on the sign of the function). So when would you put that a limit does not exist? When the one sided limits do not equal each other. First, a one sided limit is when you approach a value from a single side.

Why do we use infinity instead of DNE in limits?

Infinity and DNE in Limits. Updated: Jan 11, 2020. The best way to approach why we use infinity instead of does not exist (DNE for short), even though they are technically the same thing, is to first define what infinity means. Infinity is not a real number.

## Do you think infinity is a real number?

Infinity is not a real number. It’s a mathematical concept meant to represent a really large value that can’t actually be reached. In terms of solutions of limits, it means that the equation you are taking the limit of will go in that direction forever.