   Chapter 3.1, Problem 1E

Chapter
Section
Textbook Problem

(a) How is the number e defined?(b) Use a calculator to estimate the values of the limits lim h → 0 2.7 h − 1 h   and   lim h → 0 2.8 h − 1 h correct to two decimal places. What can you conclude about the value of e?

(a)

To determine

To define: The number e.

Explanation

From the definition, e is the number such that limx0

(b)

To determine

To estimate: The values of the limits corrected to two decimal places.

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