# Limit of x^1/x as x approaches infinity

The limit of x^1/x as x approaches infinity is equal to 1. This limit is denoted by limx→∞ x1/x, so the formula for the limit of x1/x when x tends to infinity is given by

limx→∞ x1/x = 1.

Let us now find the limit of x to the power 1/x when x tends to ∞.

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## Proof of Limit x1/x when x→∞

Explanation:

Step 1:

Use the exponential formula: $x^y=e^{\ln(x^y)}$. Thus, the given limit will be

limx→∞ x1/x = limx→∞ $e^{\ln(x^{1/x})}$

⇒ limx→∞ x1/x = limx→∞ $e^{\frac{1}{x} \ln(x)}$ using the formula ln(xy) = y ln(x).

⇒ limx→∞ x1/x = $e^{\lim\limits_{x \to \infty} \frac{\ln x}{x}}$ …(∗)

Step 2:

Now we compute the limit limx→∞ $\dfrac{\ln x}{x}$.

Note that this has the indeterminate form ∞/∞. So using the l’Hospital’s Rule, we obtain that

limx→∞ $\dfrac{\ln x}{x}$ = limx→∞ $\dfrac{1/x}{1}$ = limx→∞ $\dfrac{1}{x}$ = 0.

Step 3:

Using limx→∞ ln(x)/x = 0, we deduce from (∗) that

limx→∞ x1/x = e0 = 1.

So the limit of x1/x is equal to 1 when x approaches 0.

More Limits:

Limit of (1+ 1/x)x when x→∞

Limit of cos(1/x) when x→∞

Limit of cos(1/x) when x→0

## FAQs

### Q1: What is the limit of x1/x when x tends to infinity?

Answer: The limit of x1/x when x tends to infinity is equal to 1, that is, limx→∞ x1/x = 1.

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