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An overall comrptlhication mark will be assigned for proper use of mathematical form, termipeiogy and conventions. DERIVATIVE RULES MAY BE USED EXCEPT WHERE LIMIT THEORY IS SPECIFIED. A: KNOWLEDGE/UNDERSTANDING 1. Determine the value of each of the following limits if it exists. a) lim—=
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