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Worksheet for Section 1.

5
Limits Involving Infinity; Asymptotes
Math S-1ab
Calculus I and II
June 28, 2007

1. Sketch the graph of a function f that satisfies all of these:

• lim f (x) = −∞ • lim f (x) = 0 • lim− f (x) = −∞


x→2 x→−∞ x→0

• lim f (x) = ∞ • lim+ f (x) = ∞


x→∞ x→0

Find the limits.


2−x
2. lim
x→1 (x − 1)2

3. lim− cot x
x→π
x3 + 5x
4. lim
x→∞ 2x3 − x2 + 4

t2 + 2
5. lim
t→−∞ t3 + t2 − 1

p 
6. lim 9x2 + x − 3x
x→∞

√ 
7. lim x − x
x→∞

sin2 x
8. lim
x→∞ x2
9. Consider the function √
2x2 + 1
f (x) =
3x − 5
Sketch the graph (without using your calculator) by finding all its asymptotes and filling it in.