I am trying to determine if

$$\lim_{x\rightarrow0^{+}}\frac{\sin(x \cdot \ln(x))}{x\cdot \ln(x)}$$

has a limit ?


$$\ln(x) \rightarrow -\infty\text{ as }x \rightarrow 0^{+}$$

I have tried to use L'hôpital's rule with no luck. I was later told not to use L'hôpital's rule but instead use the $\epsilon -\delta$ definition to get the result

$$\lim_{x\rightarrow 0^{+}} \frac{\sin(x \cdot \ln(x))}{x\cdot \ln(x)}=1$$

I would like some help in proving the limit of the function by using the $\epsilon -\delta$ definition

Thanks in advance

  • $\begingroup$ Using $\epsilon, \delta$ here seems like a waste of time. $\endgroup$
    – zhw.
    Feb 13, 2016 at 22:14

1 Answer 1


Let $u = x \ln x$. We have $$\lim_{x \to 0^+} u = 0,$$ and $$\lim_{u \to 0}\frac{\sin u}{u} = 1.$$ You can prove both limits with L'hôpital's rule. For the first one, apply the rule to $\ln x/(1/x)$. Therefore $$\lim_{x \to 0^+}\frac{\sin(x \ln x)}{x \ln x} = 1.$$


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