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lim x->0 [1/sin^4x- 1/x^4]=?
5 years ago

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Jitender Singh
IIT Delhi
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Ans:Limit is infinite at x = 0
Sol:
L = \lim_{x\rightarrow 0}\frac{1}{sin^{4}x}-\frac{1}{x^{4}} = \infty
L = \lim_{x\rightarrow 0}\frac{x^{4}-sin^{4}x}{x^{4}.sin^{4}x}
This is zero by zero form. You can go by L’Hospital rule from here.
L = \lim_{x\rightarrow 0}\frac{1-\frac{sin^{4}x}{x^{4}}}{sin^{4}x}
We should go by series expansion route, that would be easily differentiable,
L = \lim_{x\rightarrow 0}\frac{1-\frac{(x-\frac{x^{3}}{3!}+\frac{x^{5}}{5!}-....)^{4}}{x^{4}}}{(x-\frac{x^{3}}{3!}+\frac{x^{5}}{5!}-....)^{4}}
L = \lim_{x\rightarrow 0}\frac{1-\frac{(1-\frac{x^{2}}{3!}+\frac{x^{4}}{5!}-....)^{4}}{1}}{(x-\frac{x^{3}}{3!}+\frac{x^{5}}{5!}-....)^{4}}
L = \lim_{x\rightarrow 0}\frac{-4{(1-\frac{x^{3}}{3!}+\frac{x^{5}}{5!}-....)^{3}(\frac{-2x}{3!}+\frac{4x^{3}}{5!}-...)}}{4(x-\frac{x^{3}}{3!}+\frac{x^{5}}{5!}-....)^{3}(1-\frac{3x^{2}}{3!}+\frac{5x^{4}}{5!}-...)}
L = \lim_{x\rightarrow0}\frac{(\frac{-2x}{3!}+\frac{4x^{3}}{5!}-....)}{x^{3}.cosx}
L = \lim_{x\rightarrow0}\frac{(\frac{-2}{3!}+\frac{4x^{2}}{5!}-....)}{x^{2}.cosx}=\infty
Thanks & Regards
Jitender Singh
IIT Delhi
askIITians Faculty
5 years ago
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