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## #1 2013-05-20 21:08:40

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### Limit related proof

My friend wants proof of this statement but i don't know how to prove it,can anyone help- If the limit of g(x) as x tends to a is b than the limit of f(g(x)) as x tends to a and the limit of f(y) as y tends to b is same

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## #2 2013-05-21 07:42:52

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### Re: Limit related proof

Hi {7/3};

I probably am misunderstanding you but I am getting:

I am assuming f(x) is an arbitrary function since you did not specify one.

Let's say a = 1.

so b=2,

Which is a counterexample.

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## #3 2013-05-21 14:01:08

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### Re: Limit related proof

No,i meant limit of f(g(x)) as x approaches a is equal to limit of f(y) as y approaches b.

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## #4 2013-05-21 14:15:16

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### Re: Limit related proof

If

then

Last edited by {7/3} (2013-05-21 14:18:15)

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## #5 2013-05-21 15:06:01

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### Re: Limit related proof

Hi;

Use the composition law for limits:

If x is continuous at b and

then

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If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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## #6 2013-05-21 15:32:03

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### Re: Limit related proof

I think he wants proof of the composition law

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## #7 2013-05-21 20:57:34

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### Re: Limit related proof

Hi;

This is what I use, maybe he will like it.

http://www.milefoot.com/math/calculus/l … oofs04.htm

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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## #8 2013-05-22 01:31:55

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### Re: Limit related proof

Thanks,bobbym,my friend liked the proof and i liked the link.

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## #9 2013-05-22 05:37:05

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### Re: Limit related proof

Hi;

It is a nice link, alot of good explanation there.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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