Find the limit lim_{urightarrow1}frac{u^4-1}{u^3-1}

Question
Limits and continuity
asked 2020-12-16
Find the limit
\(\lim_{u\rightarrow1}\frac{u^4-1}{u^3-1}\)

Answers (1)

2020-12-17
Given,
\(\lim_{u\rightarrow1}\frac{u^4-1}{u^3-1}\)
On simplification, we get
\(\lim_{u\rightarrow1}\frac{u^4-1}{u^3-1}=\lim_{u\rightarrow1}\frac{(u^2)^2-1^2}{u^3-1^3}\)
\(=\lim_{u\rightarrow1}\frac{(u^2-1)(u^2+1)}{(u-1)(u^2+u+1)}\)
\(\begin{bmatrix}\because a^2-b^2=(a-b)(a+b)\\a^3-b^3=(a-b)(a^2+ab+b^2)\end{bmatrix}\)
\(=\lim_{u\rightarrow1}\frac{(u-1)(u+1)(u^2+1)}{(u-1)(u^2+u+1)}\)
\(=\lim_{u\rightarrow1}\frac{(u+1)(u^2+1)}{(u^2+u+1)}\)
\(=\lim_{u\rightarrow1}\frac{(1+1)(1^2+1)}{(1^2+1+1)}\)
\(=\frac{4}{3}\)
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