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The left-hand limit is written as lim f (x ) ϭ Ϫϱ x→1Ϫ Similarly, the output of f appears to be increasing without bound as x approaches 1 from the right. 27 1 2 3 When the output of a function increases or decreases without bound as its input values approach a constant c, the vertical line at x ϭ c is called a vertical asymptote, and the limit of the function as x approaches c is said not to exist. 27 appears to have a vertical asymptote at x ϭ 1. The behavior of the function differs as the x values approach x ϭ 1 from the left and the right.

Cengage Learning reserves the right to remove additional content at any time if subsequent rights restrictions require it. 29, 50 lim f (x ) ϭ 16 x→4 40 and 30 lim f (x ) does not exist. 29 8 6 Where Is the Output Heading? 30 When answering limit questions, we are concerned only with where the output of a function is headed as the input values get close to a point—not with whether the output ever arrives at that value. t 2 Ϫ 16 For example, the function r (t) ϭ is not defined for t ϭ 4 because the denominator tϪ4 equals 0 when t ϭ 4.

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