The limit of sinx/x as x approaches infinity is equal to zero. That is, lim_{x→∞} sinx/x = 0. This can be proved using the Squeeze Theorem of limits which will be done here.

## Limit of sinx/x as x goes to infinity

**Question:** What is the limit of sinx/x when x**→**∞.

**Answer:** The limit of sinx/x when x tends to infinity is equal to 0.

**Explanation:**

We know that the value of sinx lies between -1 and 1 for any real number x, that is,

-1 ≤ sinx ≤ 1

Dividing by x, we get that

$-\dfrac{1}{x} \leq \dfrac{\sin x}{x} \leq \dfrac{1}{x}$

Taking limit x**→**∞, we obtain that

$-\lim\limits_{x \to \infty} \dfrac{1}{x} \leq \lim\limits_{x \to \infty} \dfrac{\sin x}{x}$ $\leq \lim\limits_{x \to \infty} \dfrac{1}{x}$

⇒ 0 ≤ $\lim\limits_{x \to \infty} \dfrac{\sin x}{x}$ ≤ 0

As $\lim\limits_{x \to \infty} \dfrac{\sin x}{x}$ lies between 0 and 0, it is actually 0. So we obtain that the limit of sinx/x is equal to zero when x goes to infinity. The method used here is known as the Squeeze Theorem of limits.

**Read Also:** Limit of sinx/x when x→0

Limit of sin(1/x) as x→0 | Limit of cos(1/x) as x→0

Limit of sinx/x when x→∞ | Limit of x/sinx when x→0

Limit of sin(x^{2})/x when x→0 | Limit of sin(√x)/x when x→0

**Remark:**

- Following the same approach as above, we can prove that the limit of sinx/x
^{2}when x→∞ is also equal to 0. - As -1 ≤ cosx ≤ 1, by the Squeeze Theorem of limits, we get that the limit of cosx/x when x→∞ is equal to 0.

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## Question-Answer

Question 1: Find the limit lim_{x→∞} sin2x/x |

**Answer:**

Note that lim_{x→∞} sin2x/x = 2 lim_{x→∞} $\dfrac{\sin 2x}{2x}$

Let t=2x. Then t**→**∞ when x**→**∞. So we obtain that

lim_{x→∞} sin2x/x = 2 lim_{t→∞} $\dfrac{\sin t}{t}$ = 2 × 0 (by the above limit)

⇒ lim_{x→∞} sin2x/x = 0.

So the limit of sin2x/x as x approaches infinity is equal to 0.

## FAQs

**Q1: What is the limit of sinx/x as x goes to infinity?**

Answer: By Squeeze Theorem, the limit of sinx/x is equal to 0 as x goes to infinity.