# How do you determine one sided limits numerically?

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When evaluating a one-sided limit, you need to be careful when a quantity is approaching zero since its sign is different depending on which way it is approaching zero from. Let us look at some examples.

1 is divided by a number approaching 0, so the magnitude of the quotient gets larger and larger, which can be represented by

(Caution: When you have infinite limits, those limts do not exist.)

Here is another similar example.

If no quantity is approaching zero, then you can just evaluate like a two-sided limit.

I hope that this was helpful.