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L'Hopital's Rule

L'Hopital's Rule

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To introduce L'Hopital's Rule for solving certain kinds of limit problems.
To show examples of using the rule.

This packet introduces the learner to L'Hopital's Rule, which can be used to solve certain "tricky" limits.

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Prerequisite Material

This packet relies heavily on an understanding of limits, rational functions, and derivatives of functions.  Also, the chain rule comes up in an example.

In addition understanding the meaning of derivatives in general, you will also need to keep the following two elementary derivatives in mind:

Tricky Limits and L'Hopital's Rule

This video introduces L'Hoptial's rule for evaluating limits of rationals at particular values.