My calculus book says that y = (x^2 - 2)/(x - sqrt(2)) is discontinuous at 2, but Maple finds a limit of

My calculus text says that a function cannot have an ordinary limit at an endpoint of its domain, but it can have a one-sided limit. So, in the case of f(x) = sqrt(4 - x^2), the text says (a) that it has a left-hand limit at x = 2 and a right-hand limit at x = -2, but it does not have a left-hand limit at x = -2 or a right-hand limit at x = 2 and (b) that it does not have ordinary two-sided limits at either -2 or 2.

So there are six possibilities. Maple gives limit = 0 for all six. Why the discrepancy?

Alla

hi,
i'm using an existing Maple mws that was created by some unknow version of Maple.
the Maple text is show below, and the old result is the last line (0.28031703)
restart;
T := ->(1/8)*sqrt(x^2+225)+(1/3)*sqrt((20-x)^2+625);
dT := D(T);
solve(dT(x) = 0, x);
evalf(%);
Sols := %;
Xbest := Sols[1];
solve(25/(20-x) = 15./x, x);
T(%)-T(Xbest)
0.28031703
when i run in with Maple 12 Student Edition, the result I get is
11.41326364-(1/8)*sqrt(13.51659367[1]^2+225)-(1/3)*sqrt(1025-40*13.51659367[1]+13.51659367[1]^2)

Good morning.

I've this funny problem with maple11. I get an expression as output from a calculus, and I try to simplify it with simplify(%), but simplify don't simplify and give the same expression as result.

On the other hand, If I copy the expression and paste it as argument of simplify it work fine.

Anyone know why this happens?

Thank you

S.

ps: the expression to simplify (in fact is more simple than a simplification: there are terms equals but with different sign to cancel togheter) is

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