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Problem 57 Hard Difficulty

If $ p $ is a polynomial, show that $ \displaystyle \lim_{x \to a}p(x) = p(a) $.

Answer

$a_{0}+a_{1} a+a_{2} a^{2}+\dots+a_{n} a^{n}=p(a)$

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