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Problem 29 Easy Difficulty

Prove the statement using the $ \varepsilon $, $ \delta $ definition of a limit.

$ \displaystyle \lim_{x \to 2} (x^2 - 4x + 5) = 1 $


Given $\epsilon>0,$ we need $\delta>0$ such that if $0<|x-2|<\delta$, then $\left|\left(x^{2}-4 x+5\right)-1\right|<\varepsilon \Leftrightarrow\left|x^{2}-4 x+4\right|<\varepsilon \Leftrightarrow$
$\left|(x-2)^{2}\right|<c .$ So take $\delta=\sqrt{\epsilon} .$ Then $0<|x-2|<\delta \Leftrightarrow|x-2|<\sqrt{\epsilon} \Leftrightarrow\left|(x-2)^{2}\right|<c .$ Thus,
$\lim _{x \rightarrow 2}\left(x^{2}-4 x+5\right)=1$ by the definition of a limit.


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