# Question #d7f53

${\lim}_{x \rightarrow 2} \left({x}^{2} + 8 x - 2\right) = \textcolor{g r e e n}{18}$
Nothing "strange" happens with ${x}^{2} + 8 x - 2$ as $x \rightarrow 2$ (for example, there is no attempt to divide by zero)
the limit is simply the value of the expression with $x$ replaced by $2$