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Problem 47

Using the $\varepsilon$ -\delta Definition of Limit In Exercises $45-56$ , find the limit $L$ . Then use the $\varepsilon-\delta$ definition to prove that the limit is $L$ .

$$\lim _{x \rightarrow-4}\left(\frac{1}{2} x-1\right)$$

Answer

$L=-3,$ see explanation for proof

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## Discussion

## Video Transcript

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