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Problem 34 Medium Difficulty

(a) Use a graph of
$$ f(x) = \frac{\sqrt{3 + x} - \sqrt{3}}{x} $$
to estimate the value of $ \displaystyle \lim_{x \to 0}f(x) $ to two decimal places.

(b) Use a table of values of $ f(x) $ to estimate the limit to four decimal places.

(c) Use the Limit Laws to find the exact value of the limit.


a. $0.29$
b. $0.28867$
c. $\frac{1}{2 \sqrt{3}}$


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