# What is $\rm \lim_{x \to 2} \frac{x^3 + x^2}{x^2 + 3x + 2}$ equal to?

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What is $\rm \lim_{x \to 2} \frac{x^3 + x^2}{x^2 + 3x + 2}$ equal to?

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : 1

Concept:

Continuity of a function:

• A function f(x) is said to be continuous at a point x = a in its domain, if $\rm \lim_{x\to a}f(x)$ exists or if its graph is a single unbroken curve at that point.
• f(x) is continuous at x = a ⇔ $\rm \lim_{x\to a^+}f(x)=\lim_{x\to a^-}f(x)=\lim_{x\to a}f(x)=f(a)$.

Calculation:

$\rm \lim_{x \to 2} \frac{x^3 + x^2}{x^2 + 3x + 2}$

$\rm \frac{2^3 + 2^2}{2^2 + 3\cdot2 + 2}$

$\frac{12}{12}$

= 1.